Frameworks for Leading Frontline Innovation in Health Care:

Failure, Microclimates, and Leadership
Published:April 25, 2020DOI:
      Leading innovation in health care requires the full participation of frontline nurses. Many times, nurse leaders struggle with how to include all members of the team in innovation activities and see innovation as a daunting radical change rather than it being inclusive of the incremental activities that happen naturally every day. This article describes tools and mindsets that nurse leaders can use to build innovation capacity in the frontline and the entire care delivery team through the use of microclimates, failure, and leadership actions.
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      Christi Zuber, PhD, RN, MHA, is managing director at Aspen Labs in [Denver, CO]; executive director at Innovation Learning Network in [San Francisco, CA]; and adjunct faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, MHI, is head of clinical innovation at Trusted Health in [San Francisco, CA]; clinical assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio; and founding faculty at Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in [Pasadena, CA]. He can be reached at [email protected]