Posts Tagged: ideation

Connecting Through the HUD Switchboard

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 organizations… Read more »

New Report: Federal Ideation Program: Challenges and Best Practices

The IBM Center for The Business of Government, is pleased to present a new report, Federal Ideation Program: Challenges and Best Practices, by Professor Gwanhoo Lee, of the Kogod School of Business at American University. The focus of this report, “ideation platforms,” are modern tools predicated on an ancient axiom: “none of us as smart… Read more »

Brainstorm 2.0

How do you negotiate or strategically plan your organization’s next step as an active partner with 50,000 individuals? Ideation can help leaders focus a group, allowing them to speak in one clear and strong voice. Using the right social media tools helps bring the crowd together to brainstorm about a single topic, and then self-prioritize… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: February 24, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda On Twitter and NPR: The State Department’s use of social media was featured in an extended piece broadcast on NPR. Is that kind of coverage a metric of social media impact? From the Cloud to Your Pocket. This week, Gov.AOL published two pieces on the federal government’s movement toward mobile. The first, about… Read more »

Target Ideation to Get Your Leadership Excited

Catching the spark of excitement from leadership is the fuel to make any activity go forward. From the largest transformation effort to ensuring that all employees are able to wear comfortable shoes, it all starts with the support of Leadership. For government and large company Ideation efforts, this is especially true. But is top leadership… Read more »

In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens’ Smarts

***Part of our month-long series on Creating a Digital City with PDF – Check out all our analysis*** Karen Wilkerson is the city administrator for tiny De Leon, Tex., and her job won’t be getting any easier anytime soon. Like localities across the country, De Leon, a town of 2,433 as of the 2000 U.S…. Read more »

New resource comparing ten online idea-generation tools

This week, the National Academy of Public Administration’s Collaboration Project released a resource on stakeholder engagement that I hope will be useful to Govloopers. Tools for Online Idea Generation: A Comparison of Technology Platforms for Public Managers compares ten web-based idea-generation platforms, many of which we have used for various projects, with the intent to… Read more »