Originally posted on #GovLife.
One of the things we hear about a lot when we talk about innovation is the rate of adoption. Whether or not an idea (no matter how amazing) succeeds is a huge risk, and it’s not just applicable to government.
The characteristics listed in 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread, are:
Relative Advantage – how much better the new thing is compared to the existing thing
Compatibility – how similar the new thing is to things you already know about
Complexity (or simplicity) – how easily you can understand the new thing
Trialability – how easily the new thing can be tested
Observablity – how noticeable/easily shareable the results are
Would these five areas be enough to implement innovative ideas in government? What would you add or take away?