"There has been increased emphasis on intentional innovation, on conscious efforts to develop a more systematic approach to innovation. Rather than wait idly by for social innovations to appear, practitioners and organizations around the world are working to understand and establish methodologies, frameworks, and processes that stimulate social innovation and aim to increase the chances of its success. This is an important development.
Yet, there is an intrinsic character to innovation that resists the linearity imposed by many traditional frameworks. And, while it is important to pursue these more structured methods, it is equally as important to pursue approaches that embrace the unique, magical quality of emergent innovation.
Much of the existing literature acknowledges the need to set the conditions for social innovation, but rarely does it discuss what those conditions should be.