3 personalities that make up an innovation dream team

What does it take to be a successful innovator? Three character traits, according to Ashoka Changemakers’ Dennis Whittle. Photo by: Glen Forde / Creative Sustainability / CC BY-SA

Don’t expect to see eye-to-eye with all of your colleagues on every aspect of work.

As more humanitarian and development-minded institutions emphasize the importance of innovation — and set up their own innovation shops — it becomes even more important to identify who will be in charge of coaxing ideas or products to scale.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.