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NCHRP Web-Only Document 248: Research on Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation for Departments of Transportation Julie Lorenz Danny Rotert Amy Link Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. Kansas City, MO Joe Crossett High Street Consulting Group, LLC Pittsburgh, PA Contractor’s Final Report for NCHRP Project 20-108 Submitted February 2018 ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Authors herein are responsible for the authenticity of their materials and for obtaining written permissions from publishers or persons who own the copyright to any previously published or copyrighted material used herein. Cooperative Research Programs (CRP) grants permission to reproduce material in this publication for classroom and not-for-profit purposes. Permission is given with the understanding that none of the material will be used to imply TRB, AASHTO, FAA, FHWA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, PHMSA, or TDC endorsement of a particular product, method, or practice. It is expected that those reproducing the material in this document for educational and not-for-profit uses will give appropriate acknowledgment of the source of any reprinted or reproduced material. For other uses of the material, request permission from CRP. DISCLAIMER The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this report are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; or the program sponsors. The information contained in this document was taken directly from the submission of the author(s). This material has not been edited by TRB.

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C O O P E R A T I V E R E S E A R C H P R O G R A M S CRP STAFF FOR NCHRP Web-Only Document 248 Christopher J. Hedges, Director, Cooperative Research Programs Lori L. Sundstrom, Deputy Director, Cooperative Research Programs Andrew C. Lemer, Senior Program Officer Sheila A. Moore, Program Associate Eileen P. Delaney, Director of Publications Natalie Barnes, Associate Director of Publications Scott E. Hitchcock, Senior Editor Jennifer Correro, Senior Editorial Assistant NCHRP PROJECT 20-108 PANEL Field of Special Projects Charlene R. McArthur, Idaho Transportation Department, Boise, ID (Chair) Socorro "Coco" Briseno, California DOT, Sacramento, CA Rachel L. Bain, Massachusetts DOT, Boston, MA Ghada M. Gad, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Pomona, CA Jason J. Siwula, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Frankfort, KY Llans E. Taylor, Missouri DOT, Jefferson City, MO David Kuehn, FHWA Liaison Lloyd Brown, AASHTO Liaison James W. Bryant, Jr., TRB Liaison

iv TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Figures and Tables .................................................................................................................................. v Abstract ........................................................................................................................................................... 1 1.0 – Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 2 2.0 – Research Process ..................................................................................................................................... 3 3.0 – Literature Review Summary ..................................................................................................................... 5 Key Themes for Embracing Innovation ................................................................................................................... 5 4.0 – Case Study Survey Summary .................................................................................................................... 6 5.0 – Florida DOT Case Study ............................................................................................................................ 9 6.0 – Innovation Lab Lessons Learned .............................................................................................................14 7.0 – Defining a Culture of Innovation .............................................................................................................16 8.0 – Guide Validation Purpose & Results ........................................................................................................18 Key Findings .......................................................................................................................................................... 18 Focus Group Findings ............................................................................................................................................ 19 Addressing Risk ..................................................................................................................................................... 21 Survey Results ....................................................................................................................................................... 22 DOT Roles of Respondents .................................................................................................................................... 22 Survey Design ........................................................................................................................................................ 23 Overall Survey Findings ......................................................................................................................................... 23 9.0 – Implementing the Research ....................................................................................................................24 10.0 – Future Research Opportunities .............................................................................................................26 References ......................................................................................................................................................27 Appendix A – Literature Review References .................................................................................................. A-1 Appendix B – Case Study Survey Results........................................................................................................ B-1 Appendix C ................................................................................................................................................... C-1 Qualitative Responses to the Building Block Sections ........................................................................................ C-5 Responses to Open-Ended Questions ................................................................................................................. C-6 Recommendations for Improvements ................................................................................................................ C-7

v LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES Figure 1: The NCHRP 20-108 research process. ........................................................................................................ 4 Figure 2: 20-108 Innovation Lab .............................................................................................................................. 15 Figure 3: Examples of transportation-related branding efforts .............................................................................. 24 Table 1: Average Focus Group Rating...................................................................................................................... 19 Table 2: DOT Role of Focus Group Participants. ...................................................................................................... 22 Table 3: Survey Results by Guide Section ................................................................................................................ 23

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (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

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: Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation for Departments of Transportation. This guide provides insight 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.

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