TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 885: Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation for Departments of Transportation presents guidance for government transportation agencies on encouraging and sustaining a culture of innovation within the organization, its partners, and other stakeholders. A culture of innovation supports agency managers and staff efforts to encourage and accept innovation as a means to enhance the agency’s success. This guide is designed to assist agencies in assessing their culture with respect to innovation, identifying ways to make the organization more adaptable and open to beneficial change, and sustaining the organization’s adaptability to respond effectively to evolving technology, workforce, and public priorities.
Accompanying this report is NCHRP Web-Only Document 248: Research on Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation for Departments of Transportation documents the research process and provides key guidance to implement the research produced in NCHRP Research Report 885.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation for Departments of Transportation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25307.
|Innovation or Irrelevancy?||1-1|
|Section 1 - Your Guide to Innovation Introduction||2-5|
|Section 2 - Self-Assessment||6-12|
|Section 3 - Innovation Culture 101||13-18|
|Section 4 - Innovation Building Blocks||19-46|
|Section 5 - Case Studies: Practical Advice from Organizations with Effective Cultures of Innovation||47-59|
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