ARACY has produced these Principles in response to the way in which organisations of all kinds have rapidly modified their practice in the face of a global pandemic. As a hub of cross-sector activity and innovation, ARACY has seen many examples of creative changes to the way organisations deliver their work. These changes have ongoing value as we adapt to living with Covid-19.
We know that changing social outcomes is a long game. Deep, rich knowledge acquisition takes decades, building on the work of those who have gone before us and laying the ground for those who will come after. The exceptional circumstances of COVD-19 and the innovative, inventive responses we have seen to these circumstances are a unique opportunity to capture solutions and learnings created in the short term and apply these to enhancing our knowledge development over the long term.
These Principles are designed to support organisations to capture and evaluate these learnings: to identify what has worked, what has utility going forward, and what could or should be discarded as Australia moves forward.
SOURCE: Harris, D., Dakin, P. “Principles of rapid innovation and evaluation: responding to COVID-19.” ARACY, 2020.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia