Innovation Month 2014 – we hoped you enjoyed it!

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Dinosaurs, Game of Thrones, Hilary Duff, GovHack, GovCamp, wearable technology, disruptive innovation, numerous case studies, leaders and leadership, failure, constraint and opportunity, collaboration, ideas management – all of this and more made up the tapestry that was Innovation Month… Continue reading Innovation Month 2014 – we hoped you enjoyed it!

Overview of Innovation Month 2014

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] What came out of Innovation Month 2014 – Empower, Collaborate, Transform? What themes or issues emerged? We will be working with our colleagues from across the APS and our partners outside of the APS on the formal reporting about Innovation… Continue reading Overview of Innovation Month 2014

Innovation Month 2014 – a special thank you

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] This post is a special thank you to all those involved in making Innovation Month happen – it’s a big series of events and wouldn’t be possible without the effort, contribution and support of so many. Though I am… Continue reading Innovation Month 2014 – a special thank you

Can you be an effective public servant if you’re not innovating? (aka Innovate or Die!)

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] One of my favourite cartoonists is Hugh MacLeod of GapingVoid who creates ‘art with purpose’. His work provides commentary about contemporary work and organisations. He believes that art can convey ideas better than other forms of communication. One of my favourite… Continue reading Can you be an effective public servant if you’re not innovating? (aka Innovate or Die!)

Collaboration – what’s the magic ingredient for working across agencies?

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] How might we enable consistently better collaboration across agencies within the Australian Public Service? Collaboration matters when agencies are seeking to (or attempting to) introduce new initiatives that don’t fit completely within their operations – and increasingly, complex problems… Continue reading Collaboration – what’s the magic ingredient for working across agencies?

Scanning to innovate – new material added on horizon scanning

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] For our finale for Innovation Month 2014 we’d like to announce the addition of some new guidance material about horizon scanning to the resources available on the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit. ‘A practical guide: introduction to horizon scanning in the public… Continue reading Scanning to innovate – new material added on horizon scanning