Innovation Network

In a presentation  (pdf 1.71mb) from Han Gerrits (a partner at KPMG and founder of the Innovation Factory) on Friday 12 February we heard a number of important points about how to create an innovative organisation. These included that: Innovation doesn’t come from the people that follow the rules, it comes from the mavericks You should look to increase the number of people providing you with ideas, and the diversity of the people contributing Innovation and providing ideas is something that...
One of the issues faced in helping coordinate a national Public Sector Innovation Network is that my colleague Rob and I are located in Canberra. Sure there are a lot of public servants here, but certainly not all of them. Getting a good sense of what’s going on in the rest of the country can be difficult.That’s why, in addition to setting up Innovation Chapters in other cities, we supported the GovCamp Innovation Dialogues as part of Innovation Month 2015. But what were they about? What did...
So what’s happening in the states and territories in government innovation?If you’ve been following the newsletter you’ll know we here at the PSIN have been putting the call out for more members to update their details so we know more about you. Currently there are 1937 members in the network, and last time I checked about 800 had registered with additional details (i.e. joined after we’d changed the registration form in May last year) and 1100 who hadn’t.  Checking today I find we have 904...
We’ve noticed an emerging trend with the roll out of the PSIN Chapters. There are registrants who can attend meetings in work time and there are those who can’t. This of course is expected; the public sector consists of a diverse range of services, organisations, people, skills and needs. So it’s not surprising in each location there’s an ecosystem of innovation being discovered; people and groups with different needs, interests, objectives and availabilities. From our (only recent and limited...
We’ve had a big response to our original post seeking expressions of interest in establishing Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN) co-ordination groups outside Canberra. We’ll be opening dialogues with those members soon, but before this happens we’d like to put another call out for members to join, especially if you’re in Darwin, Hobart or Perth. The current number of registrations, their location, and sector of employment is summarised below....
Increasingly public servants are expected and required to work across agencies. This is especially true when they are trying something innovative. Innovations rarely fit neatly within existing agency processes and silos. Doing something new requires establishing a coalition of support from the relevant areas that might be affected, and often this will include people within other agencies.But do we really know what makes for successful cross-agency collaboration? What roles can networks play and...
Due to the strong response we’ve had to this query we’re now collecting expressions of interest from anyone outside Canberra who is interested in forming a PSIN co-ordination group. Please register your interest here.Do you live or work in Melbourne and have an interest in public sector innovation or are directly involved in strategic innovation in a public agency?We’ve had a few queries now about the work of the PSIN and its co-ordination group from Melbournites, and while we welcome...
We’ve had some changes at the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN). The development of the Terms of Reference and the publication of the co-ordination group contacts is the outcome of recent activity over the past few months. With these developments, we thought we’d take time to explain the why and the how of the PSIN, as an introduction to newcomers to the community and a recap on developments for regular visitors.Why have Public Sector Innovation[caption id="...