Posts Tagged: innovate

Innovate From Where You Are

Every manager responsible for doing something different to get a better result must find a starting point. Much has been written about how to innovate, and good research informs us about phases, stages, and steps. Almost all of what is written comes from commercial innovation, but the basic lessons and best practices work in government,… Read more »

Complimentary Webinar: Use Creativity to Innovate

Is the need for creativity stopping innovation efforts in your agency? Join other GovLoop members on this complimentary Creativity and Innovation Webinar sponsored by Workplace Power Institute and will be held on April 17th at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. You’ll get ideas on how to build a more creative team, innovate new ideas, and… Read more »

For HR Executives…what’s your Collaboration Strategy?

I have been talking to a lot of HR people over the last couple of months and, frankly, it has been surprising to see that most don’t realize the opportunities and risks associated with social media and crowdsourcing as it relates to their business vertical. Why is it crucial that Human Resource managers be deeply… Read more »

A BIG small idea?

I love government. Mostly for the vast majority of public servants, who are bright, devoted, and highly creative in a difficult organizational structure. I also think – which won’t be surprising given the business that I am in – that fostering innovation in the public sector should be encouraged at every turn. I want public… Read more »

Failure really is a good thing

There is a really good conversation that was started the other day by Stefan Lindegaard, an open innovation leader who I follow and get strong value from. It was about failure and the value of failure with a focus on both engaging interested parties in a dialogue and coming up coining a phrase (failsourcing, among… Read more »

Get Your Head Out of That Gantt Chart and Do Some Thinking Once in a While

This post originally appeared on my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” I know we’re all busy. We have deadlines to meet, emails to write/respond to, projects to work on, management issues to take care of, errands to run, families to care for, and many many other things that we do on a daily basis. To… Read more »