New to Public Sector Innovation?

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Want to know more about how you can participate in the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN) and contribute to the website and blog?  Read on Macduff...

The PSIN exists to help public servants connect, converse and collaborate; helping colleagues discover new and better ways to deliver public service initiatives.  You can find out more information about joining and participating in the PSIN here.

The Public Sector Innovation website is managed by the PSI team within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  The website supports the vision of a public service that collaborates and experiments to create better user solutions, where innovation and thinking differently are core business and core skills for the public sector.

PSI Blog

The website’s blog covers many different aspects of public sector innovation and we encourage all government colleagues to participate and contribute their stories.  You can scroll down the main blog page until you see a post of interest; or you can view posts by a particular category; or even view a particular month and year via the archive list.  You can also comment on any of the blogs and/or pages within the website.  Comments are an important tool for letting us know if what we’re posting is useful information, if we’re on the right track, and also provides an insight into what else is happening on a particular topic.

To reply to a comment, click on the ‘reply’ link. If you’d prefer to reply to the main post or the page, scroll down past all the other replies to the comment box at the bottom of the screen. In either case, you will need to enter in a name and an email address as we need a way of confusing spambots and this is how we do it. Please refer to our privacy page if you want more details about how we protect your personal information.

Hints and tips on comments:

  • Less is more – people prefer to scan information on websites so it helps if you can make your comments succinct by using short sentences, and editing your work before posting.
  • Remember a variety of users comment on the blog and website – be careful with phrases or jargon that may not be easily understood.

A word on moderation

One of the pages you should read on any blog is the moderation page. This should give you information on if and how your comments will be published on any blog you read. Our moderation policy begins by saying: “We don’t want to hinder any conversations that are taking place on the Public Sector Innovation website and blog. The moderation process helps ensure that spam or comments that breach the terms of use are not published. We aim to publish most comments as soon as possible.”