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Innovation in policing
Innovation in policing

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4 Developing a culture of innovation

A challenge for leaders in any organisation can be the development of a ‘culture of innovation’. More than just a nice to have, a culture sets the tone for how things are done in an organisation and what ideas are considered to be acceptable (or not). The culture of an organisation can also influence perceptions of which practices are considered sacrosanct and beyond challenging. Consequently, the ability to challenge ideas and existing practices in a meaningful and constructive way is vital for innovation to flourish.