"How can Extension thrive, not just survive?" This question, posited by the 2010 Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (p.1), echoes the literature addressing change within Extension. In this literature, prominent themes emerge reflecting the need for an organizational cultural transformation, aligned with an opportunity for creativity and innovation. Today's rapidly changing social and economic environments oblige Extension to re-conceive the future through creative thinking and innovative action to reduce barriers to success. Embracing the process of creativity and innovation in our everyday organizational practice will unlock a vast number of new opportunities for Extension.
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Argabright, K., McGuire, J., & King, J. (2012). Extension Through a New Lens: Creativity and Innovation Now and for the Future. The Journal of Extension, 50(2), Article 39. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss2/39