Innovation Toolkit – Draft ideas management systems ‘module’

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence]

We’ve previously asked you about what the innovation toolkit should look like. Now we’d like some help with another toolkit question. For each of the tools identified in Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service we are developing a ‘module’ to try and provide you with information about how the tools can be used.

The aim of these modules is to provide public servants with the information they need to know –  what each of the tools are for, how they can be used, examples of their implementation by others (where possible), and links to further information.

Whenever I talk about innovation in the public sector, one of the main topics people focus on is ideas management systems, so we thought we would start there.

Attached in RTF Innovation Toolkit – Draft Ideas Management Systems Module Content and in Word Innovation Toolkit – Draft Ideas Management Systems Module Content is the draft ideas management system module. We’re currently working on what the toolkit should look like and how the information will be accessed. But purely in terms of content, is the attached information the sort of thing you would expect and want from the toolkit?

We would appreciate your thoughts on the following questions:

    • Is this information useful for you?
    • Is there other information that you would like to see in the IMS module?
    • If you were developing a business case for introducing an ideas management system in your organisation, is there any other information you would need?

Our plan is to come to you as we have drafted the content of each module and ask for your feedback.

So let us know – are we on the right track?