Native American Course of Study (NACOS)
NACOS #1.04 Recognizing the Diffusion of Innovations Adopter Framework (page 12-24)
David O Kueker
MODULE TWO: THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORK
Adaptation to innovation (a change) is segmented in a bell curve distribution.
The segments related to openness to adaptation by adopters are innovators (2.5%), early adopters (13.5%), early majority (34%), late majority (34%), and laggards (16%).
This segmentation is found in every culture, every cultural group, every institution, religion, congregation, interest group, etc. 100 innovators will likewise segment into the same percentages based on their excitement about an innovation. Each segment has common characteristics regardless of culture, context or the issue.
Culture is never monolithic; individuals are always diverse in some way.
Therefore, every appointment to a congregation is to some degree a cross cultural appointment.
Diversity with regard to any issue is likewise segmented in a bell curve distribution.
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THREE REQUIRED RESOURCES: (a website, a video, a third item.)
Session Text: “SEMINAR TWO: An Invitation to Dialogue; Focus: Conversations Change Lives”, page
– Website link #1
– Video –
– 3rd Item
ADDITIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES VIEW – IF THEY ARE INTERESTING
– Website link #2 – webpage TBA
– Website link #3 – webpage TBA
Diffusion of Innovation Theory: The Adoption Curve
How to Make a Cultural Transformation | Simon Sinek
An Introduction to Roger’s Diffusion and Adoption Theory: 1 of 2
An Introduction to Roger’s Diffusion and Adoption Theory: 2 of 2
Diffusion of Innovation Theory: The “S” Curve
Strata 2014: Geoffrey Moore, “Crossing the Chasm: What’s New, What’s Not”
Crossing The Chasm – Disruptive Innovation – Technology Adoption Life Cycle (5:00)
The New Innovation Adoption Curve (7:14)
Technology Adoption Life Cycle (5:05)
Diffusion of Innovations – Mike Clayton
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS – (Discussion questions will be added to the document and/or proposed on the class Facebook page.)