Innovating by not doing something

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] A lot of what we discuss on this blog is about the introduction of new things – innovation as the addition of something new. But innovation can also be about stopping something. Or it can be about getting rid… Continue reading Innovating by not doing something

How do we share lessons from ‘failures’?

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Recently I helped teach a course on public sector innovation as part of the Australian National Institute for Public Policy (ANIPP) executive short course offering with Dr Mark Matthews (Executive Director of the HC Coombs Policy Forum and fellow public sector innovation network member).… Continue reading How do we share lessons from ‘failures’?

Building a business case – identifying the resources required

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] In a previous post we had a look at dealing with risk when preparing a business case. In this post I’ll cover another part of the business case that can be problematic for innovations – identifying what resources will be needed.… Continue reading Building a business case – identifying the resources required

Innovation Toolkit – Draft mechanism of challenge module

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Following on from our request for comment on the draft ideas management systems module, we would like your input on the draft module on mechanisms of challenge. As mentioned, for each of the tools identified in Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the… Continue reading Innovation Toolkit – Draft mechanism of challenge module

Spreading the word – selling the innovation message

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] A question that keeps us occupied is: does everyone who might be interested in public sector innovation in the APS (and state and territory and local goverments) know about this blog, the network and the work being done to… Continue reading Spreading the word – selling the innovation message

IDEAS – Presentation by Professor English

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Have you ever had the problem of having lots of ideas, but not being sure which ones to concentrate your efforts on? Associate Professor Jack English from the Australian Innovation Research Centre (based in Hobart) recently presented to some members of… Continue reading IDEAS – Presentation by Professor English