Experimenting with innovation processes: the case of reinventing a museum through collaboration

Authors

  • Marine Agogué HEC Montréal
  • Anna Yström Chalmers University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2017.480

Keywords:

Innovation processes, collaboration, experiments

Abstract

This paper explores how experimenting with collaborative processes contributes to reinventing the purpose and practices of an organization. Based on a case study of the Insectarium of Montréal, we focus on the 2-year collaborative process orchestrated by the director, involving employees, experts and visitors. Our findings show several organizational implications of engaging in this type of experimentation: specifically, beyond enabling the collective generation of new ideas, experimenting through collaboration is an excellent opportunity to renew the organization’s practices and support the development of a reflexive leadership. This suggests that despite the inherent challenges associated with organizational experiments, there are clear benefits of engaging in such experiments to stimulate innovation.

Published

2017-12-22

How to Cite

Agogué, M., & Yström, A. (2017). Experimenting with innovation processes: the case of reinventing a museum through collaboration. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 1(2), 9. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2017.480