Thinking outside the normal and expected confines of our jobs isn’t easy to do. It takes deliberate actions and activities to open a pathway to true innovative thinking.
Posts Tagged: Ideas
Does it seem like you are always having to generate new ideas while people around you seem idea poor? While you may have been recognized and promoted based on your ability to generate a lot of ideas, have you considered that as a leader acting as a fountain of ideas may result in others holding… Read more »
What does your job have to teach you?
Engaging your team for that time will not only allow them the space to relax and clear their mind for that time but will continue its impact in job satisfaction even after the ‘fun’.
Have you ever complained to a friend about how you could make a difference if you only had the tools to do so? Or ever look around your neighborhood and wish some things were different – improved even? Wait no more. The Knight Cities Challenge is the opportunity to have your ideas become a reality.Read… Read more »
Switchboard’s mission is to provide HUD’s citizens, stakeholders, and staff with the tools and channels necessary to interact meaningfully with their government in the following ways: By welcoming and encouraging creative ideation to improve HUD’s programs, policies, and operations, and engaging those interested in the process of putting those ideas into action; By creating avenues of feedback for individuals or organizationsRead… Read more »
John Godfrey Saxe, an American poet, introduced the Indian parable “The Blind Men and the Elephant” to a Western audience. In this tale, six blind men touch the same elephant, but each perceives something different about the animal. “And so these men of Indostan disputed loud and long, each in his own opinion exceeding stiffRead… Read more »
The way to make things happen is to let them go. I learned this from hard experience. For the last three or four years I spent my time trying to build a business. It didn’t go very well. It turns out I’m best working alone, within organisations, helping them to get things done. My businessRead… Read more »
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,Read… Read more »
Today, OMB launched the fifth annual SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) – a competition for Federal employees to submit their ideas for how to cut waste, save taxpayer dollars, and create a more efficient and effective government. Borne out of the President’s belief that the best ideas often come from those on theRead… Read more »