Public Sector Innovation and Politicians

What roles can a politician play if they want to help promote, push or steer public sector innovation? Our focus here at the Observatory on Public Sector Innovation tends to concentrate on the public service side of things: what government organisations can do to develop and implement more sophisticated approaches to innovation. That involves looking… Continue reading Public Sector Innovation and Politicians

The Importance of Momentum

Have you ever felt bogged down or stuck when you were trying to introduce something new? When you just felt like it was easier to give up? Image source/acknowledgement: John Saddington, 2016 At the start of an innovative project – whether it starts with a cool new idea, or with a problem that provides an… Continue reading The Importance of Momentum

Identifying Public Sector Innovation Strategies

This blog was co-authored with former OPSI intern,Théo Bourgery “What does innovation mean to you?” This is a common topic when you speak to public servants about innovation – what is it really about, what does it really mean. And it is always interesting to hear the different views and perspectives, and the degree to… Continue reading Identifying Public Sector Innovation Strategies

What’s Possible? Generating Innovative Ideas

Today we’re releasing our ‘alpha’ version of the report about the second stage of the innovation lifecycle – generating ideas. We’re looking for feedback and constructive critique about what might have been missed, what should not be included, what is useful and what is less so. We’d also like this work to reflect your lived… Continue reading What’s Possible? Generating Innovative Ideas

Learning for Innovation

How does your organisation know when it needs an innovative response to a problem? How does it learn what the problems are? How does it learn for innovation? We are seeking your input on our ‘alpha’ version of a study on identifying problems and learning for innovation in the public sector. Public sector organisations are… Continue reading Learning for Innovation