Some recent developments and articles of interest:
- Family by Family, an initiative of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, has been announced as a finalist in the Australian International Design Awards 2012.
- Ever feel like the word innovation is over-used and becoming a cliché? Scott Anthony responds to some recent criticism of ‘innovation‘. “While the term is centuries old, academics have only been studying it for about four decades. More systematic work by practitioners over the past two decades has brought increased clarity to what works and what doesn’t…. Far from becoming a cliché, innovation will be as important to future leaders as strategy and operational excellence is to current ones.”1
- Challenges and prizes can be a great way of getting new solutions. But how do you design them? UK Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes offers some advice.
- Nesta is also working with some UK Councils on radically re-thinking the role of local government and the way they operate.
- US Government Chief Technology Officer Todd Park talks about the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and the work being done in the US under the new digital government strategy.
As always, please feel free to identify any other recent developments or articles of interest in the comments below.
- This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From Scott Anthony, 30 May 2012, “Innovation is a Discipline, Not a Cliché” accessed at http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2012/05/four_innovation_misconceptions.html ↩