Weekly bits of interest - 8 November 2010

Developments and articles of interest from the past week:

  • In this speculative piece, Chris Dolan puts forward 10 predictions on innovation for organisations in 2020.

  • Laura Blunt from NESTA in the UK writes that the goal for public sector organisations should not be to create an innovation culture for the sake of it, but to achieve results, and that this comes from practices that allow innovation.

  • In this post Dr Magnus Schoeman writes about the value for public organisations of having formal processes for managing ideas and the need to 'kill early and kill often' to filter ideas.

  • Dr John Steen from the University of Queensland writes about the three horizons approach and . The three horizons approach was identified as a useful tool that might be adopted to the public sector in Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service.

  • In this piece Kassir Hussain suggests that the key to innovation is removing barriers moreso than the innovation process used by the organisation. He nominates 6 barriers including giving people headspace to innovate, death by a thousand cuts where cumulative suggestions to an innovation can kill it, and whether the organisation's culture encourages the right behaviour for innovation.

As always, please feel free to identify any other developments or articles of interest from the last week in the comments below.