Innovation Showcase: Medicine Shortages Information Initiative

Medicines Shortages Information Initiative (MSII) The Medicine Shortages Information website, hosted by the TGA, is the key tool for delivering consolidated information to support health professionals and consumers when there is a medicine shortage. In addition, there is also an alert service where subscribers receive an email with new and […]

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‘Innovating the public sector’ – A report back on the OECD Conference

Australian public servants seeking to innovate are not alone – that was one message I took back from the OECD’s recent conference ‘Innovating the Public Sector: from Ideas to Impact’. The conference had over 400 participants over the two days, with representatives from all over the world. It was a […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 24 November 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: In an interview with Stephen Easton, Secretary Jane Halton speaks about innovation, collaboration and digital first. “For Halton, innovation relies on questioning the way things have always been done and recognising better possibilities when they emerge. Even something as fundamental as the yearly […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 17 November 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: The European Centre for Government Transformation has launched “Delivering Public Service for the Future: How Europe Can Lead Public-Sector Transformation“. It includes essays from key thinkers such as Christian Bason, former director of MindLab Do you need ‘dinobusters’ in your agency? Then take […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 10 November 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Gary Hamel says that “bureaucracy must die“. “Make no mistake: control is important, as is alignment, discipline and accountability—but freedom is equally important. If an organization is going to outrun the future, individuals need the freedom to bend the rules, take risks, go […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 3 November 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: How should organisations be organised? Tim Kastelle shares his thoughts. “In the social era, we need to: flatten our organisations, build more inclusive and distributed decision-making processes, and reimagine our organisations as idea-processing machines.” Bill Fischer looks at the value of innovation platforms within organisations, rather […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 27 October 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: How can behavioural economics help shape regulation? The Economist takes a look at the experience of the UK Want to be a successful innovator? Then Doug Sundheim argues you need to focus on the important problems, rather than the act of innovating Want […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 20 October 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Dr Nicholas Gruen shares some of his reflections about the innovation process, and the limitations of any ‘how-to’ guide. “For innovation to thrive, incentives must be conducive to it. They can include monetary rewards but will often involve richer cultural cues and rewards. […]

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Weekly bits of interest 22 September 2014

Take a whistle-stop tour of what can be achieved through collaboration and how it enhances innovation, and the ‘good’, the ‘bad’ and the ‘ugly’ of public sector innovation narratives. Prototyping and Design costs money and may be a different way of doing things, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s risky. […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 15 September 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Do ever get bored in your job? Good news! David Burkus looks at some recent studies that indicate that being bored can help you be more creative. “By engaging in uninteresting activities before problem-solving ones, we may be able to elicit the type […]

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