Calling for ideas

Various ideas management systems have been tried by public sector agencies, with the aim of establishing a manageable and constructively focused channel for ideas. Explicit calls for ideas can assist the innovation process by focusing or channelling ideas that come forward at specific problems facing the agency or according to specific themes. Doing this can help to channel creative energy and help manage the number of ideas that may come forward. This also fits in with having a clear strategy for innovation and having identified innovation priorities.