Check out this article for some thoughts:
Five Steps to Spark Company Innovation http://blog.globalbx.com/2014/01/14/five-steps-to-spark-company-innovation/ via @prismatic
One idea I have seen work in Federal agencies is to: Invest in Team Building and Employee Recognition. It is amazing how creative people can get if they use tools to help stimulate creativity and innovation and how jazzed people can be with a little contest.
Not on this list is the power of focusing innovation to help solve the organization’s most pressing challenges. I have seen federal agencies and other organizations spark create innovation by directing team activity. To solve the problems.
What are ways that your organization has sparked innovation?