There is a long-held belief that innovation and government just don’t fit together. The risk-averse nature of the public sector juxtaposed with the near necessitation of risk in private sector innovation has made many people believe that things will just stay the way they are in government. They’re wrong.
Indiana Chief Data Officer Darshan Shah leads the state’s Management Performance Hub, an innovative agency using data to improve policy.
Public sector innovation is constantly shrouded in mystery. This is partially because we lack a common definition and understanding of what exactly is public sector innovation is.
To face these new issues — such as social expectations, complex public policies — there is a growing need for the public sector to innovate.
We are pursuing four pillars of reinvention for a citizen-centric government: culture, working as one, the citizen experience and digital transformation.
Public institutions that open their doors to innovation need to create resources, skills and physical spaces dedicated to supporting innovation. The adoption of experimental methods and other capabilities are also fundamental. Here are five key elements that foster these innovation spaces.
GIS offers exciting new ways to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The world lost a great innovator this week, but the way we honor his memory is to be inspired by the stories he told and the example he set. You are never too old to start innovating.
New tools, methods and technologies have been implemented and acquired to help governments innovate. We can not let this opportunity to transform the public sector slip through our hands. More than innovating, we need to create innovators in the public sector.
How do we become better innovators? How can we, no matter our position, drive change and increase the public value of government? That is what I want to explore over the next seven weeks.