Where to start

This section gives some suggestions on where to start with innovation given different user situations.

I have an idea

You have an idea that you want to get implemented.
  1. Assess your idea through the IDEAS approach
  2. If your idea looks feasible, investigate further (e.g. discuss with others, identify if it has been done elsewhere, consider what you will need at each stage of the innovation process)
  3. Talk with others about your idea on the Public Sector Innovation Govdex community
  4. Build support for the idea from your colleagues or relevant groups
  5. If it will need a business case to go ahead, consider these tips
  6. If the idea gets approval, consider the advice in Innovation in the Public Sector: Enabling Better Performance, Driving New Directions as you implement your project
  7. Share your experience with the innovation community by submitting your innovation on the Public Sector Innovation Showcase.

My agency wants to be more innovative

You have been given responsibility for innovation in your agency but are not sure where to begin.
  1. Join the agency network of innovation facilitators and look at the agency innovation checklist
  2. Undertake the diagnostic to see where you think your organisation may need to concentrate in supporting the innovation process
  3. Look at the tools that can support the innovation process in your organisation
  4. Talk with others through the network Govdex community.

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I am thinking about innovation

You have heard about innovation but you are not really sure what it has to do with your work or how you might apply innovation in your role.
  1. Join the innovation network
  2. Look at the innovation process and some of the resources on innovation
  3. Browse through real life examples of innovation in the public sector
  4. Look through posts on the innovation blog
  5. Attend a relevant innovation event
  6. Undertake the diagnostic to see where you think your organisation may need to concentrate in supporting the innovation process
  7. Talk about innovation with your team mates and think about how innovation could play a role in your work
  8. Ask what your agency is doing to foster innovation
  9. Start innovating!

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