Posts By Dustin Haisler

Discussion: 6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Today I read a great piece in Inc. Magazine (written by John Brandon) about the 6 Major Tech Innovations that could disrupt business in 2012. You can find the full article here- http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/6-major-tech-innovations-for-2012.html In the author’s order, they are: 1. Predictive Technology 2. HTML5 3. High Resolution Displays (ex. the ‘new’ iPad) 4. Social Analytics… Read more »

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 4)

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 4) Last time I discussed how open innovation can increase transparency in agency governance, now it’s time for Week 4! Open innovation can transform your agency by boosting employee morale and engagement. Background: Traditionally, front-line government employees have very little influence over changing an… Read more »

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 3)

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 3) Sorry for the brief delay in the blogging series. I’ve been managing the launch of an internal open innovation portal for New York City. More information on this project is available at: http://gigaom.com/2011/01/19/new-york-city-crowdsourcing/ Now time for Week 3! Open innovation can transform your… Read more »

Blogging Series: 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 2)

Last week, I introduced what open innovation was and how it could help identify problems. There were some very good comments about the multiple ways an open innovation portal could be configured to do identify problems in a multitude of settings (including paying a parking ticket); however, this is only the first part of the… Read more »

Blogging Series: 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency

10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency Starting this week, I will be doing a 10-part series on open innovation and how it can transform government agencies. What is open innovation? Open innovation is a phrase that was coined by Henry Chesbrough as, “…the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Guide To A City Makeover

Originally Posted On GovFresh My name is Dustin Haisler and I’m the Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Manor, Texas. Manor is a small community, located just east of Austin, of approximately 6,500 citizens. More recently, Manor has received a lot press for some of our innovative projects; such… Read more »

Why is change so difficult in government?

Change is difficult in government because we are approaching it the wrong way. In order to change, we need to go from a problem-focused mindset to a solution-focused mindset. In Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, the authors explain this concept as “pursuing the bright spots.” “To pursue bright spots is to… Read more »

Announcing Manor.GovFresh

Coming August 2010: Manor will be host to Manor.GovFresh, a conference designed to help spark local government innovations. “Manor wants to help re-define what it means to have a conference. Conferences are traditionally centered around knowledge transfer, and we want to transfer immediate, tangible value to other communities like ours. We want to show other… Read more »

Rewarding Innovation In Government

Yesterday I read an article (http://fcw.com/articles/2010/03/09/white-house-prize-policy.aspx) by Doug Beizer that profiled the White House’s new policy on carrying out contests to spur innovation. I think it’s grand that the White House recognizes the power of using gaming and rewards mechanisms within an innovation setting; however, it challenges agencies to develop this with little direction as… Read more »