Innovation facets part 6: Anticipatory innovation

In the last post in our innovation facets series, we went through what is involved in adaptive innovation. In this post, we take a look at the anticipatory innovation facet – what it is, what role it plays, how to support it, and the key considerations. This post is us at OPSI “showing our work”,… Continue reading Innovation facets part 6: Anticipatory innovation

Innovation facets part 5: Adaptive innovation

In the last post in our innovation facets series, we looked at mission-oriented innovation. In this post, we explore the adaptive innovation facet – what it is, what role it plays, how to support it, and the key considerations. This post is us at OPSI “showing our work”, as this is still very much thinking… Continue reading Innovation facets part 5: Adaptive innovation

Innovation facets part 4: Mission-oriented innovation

In the last post in our innovation facets series, we looked at the particulars of enhancement-oriented innovation. In this post, we examine in detail the mission-oriented innovation facet – what it is, what role it plays, how to support it, and the key considerations. This post is us at OPSI “showing our work”, as this… Continue reading Innovation facets part 4: Mission-oriented innovation

Innovation facets part 3: Enhancement-oriented innovation

In our first two pieces looking at the innovation facets, we have described how each facet has different characteristics, and how different types of change are associated with different types of innovation. In this post, we dive into the specifics of the enhancement-oriented innovation facet – what it is, what role it plays, how to… Continue reading Innovation facets part 3: Enhancement-oriented innovation

Innovation facets part 2: How different types of innovation lead to different types of change

In our post on innovation facets we outlined how innovation is not just one thing, but that there are different types of innovation that should be considered and appreciated in the public sector. We identified that different facets should be supported in different ways, in accordance with what they are most suited for. But before… Continue reading Innovation facets part 2: How different types of innovation lead to different types of change

Innovation is a many-splendoured thing

[Originally published by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) under a Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO). This post was joint authored with Piret Tõnurist.] We at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation have discussions about public sector innovation every day. So, it can be surprising when we are asked, on… Continue reading Innovation is a many-splendoured thing