Some recent developments and articles of interest:
- Christian Bason of Denmark’s MindLab advocates that policy makers adopt a different approach for complex policy issues. ”Note the reverse sequence of the development process: because we don’t already understand the connection between the causes (solutions) and the consequences (effects), we need to feel our way forward. We need to start with provisional suggested solutions and see what happens. This approach to policy development differs radically to the one we would normally adopt” 1
- Tim Kastelle looks at the gap between what we know and what we do – or the process of innovation diffusion and why some are applied quickly and (most) others are not.
- What would a 2.0 organisation look like? Craig Thomler has a look at the results of a management 2.0 hackathon and what the organisation and management of the future might be.
- Have you worked on a great innovative project that you think should be recognised? The Institute for Public Administration Australia (ACT Division) is calling for nominations for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management – these Awards aim to encourage and recognise better practice and innovation in all levels of Government in Australia. BRW and Inventium are also looking for Australia’s most innovative organisations, so if you think your agency has a track record of innovation, maybe you should nominate it?
- How can you make your government agency more innovative? Tom Fox provides some advice for our US colleagues, including the need to make innovation relevant.
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 Christian Bason, 22 June 2012 “Where is the humility in policy development?” accessed at http://mindblog.dk/en/2012/06/22/where-is-the-humility-in-policy-development/ ↩
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