Creating Innovation in Government
NextGen Conference Luncheon Keynote
Presented by Andreas Addison, “Civic Innovator,” City of Richmond, VA
How can you innovate in government? Andreas Addison, self proclaimed Civic Innovator for the City of Richmond, VA, compares the process of creating innovation in government to herding cats. It is a challenge to make a cat do something it does not want to do. The trick is to get one cat to like you. Andreas provides the following tips to herd cats:
1. Know your cat
2. Find what they like
3. Plan it all out
4. Do all the work
5. Give them the glory
Herding cats is only part of creating innovation in government. A complete innovation project will have the following characteristics:
1. Successful plan
2. Resources + people + $$$ = success
3. Immediate wins/results
4. Make them look good!
To find out more about Andreas Addison follow him at @andreasRVA.