Government Hackathons: Five Steps to Success

IdeaScale

Friendly competition can bring out the best of us, and when developing government innovation, hackathons can help solve certain challenges through crowdsourced innovation and build engagement across your constituency. So how does it work, and how can you hold an effective government hackathon?

Five Aspects of Innovation Governance

InnovationManagement

The leverage point is to let innovation shine via effective governance discipline, but not adding too much complexity. In this article, we'll look at what innovation governance is, and practices to help you manage a successful innovation program. The post Five Aspects of Innovation Governance appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

Exago

A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. The report, which examines how innovation is and will likely be governed in the future, found that only 12% of companies govern innovation […].

Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government

IdeaScale

Governments thrive on socially responsible innovation, putting it in a unique position to work for the public good. Yet, the challenges governments face can be just as specific. Stakeholder Commitment Government … Continued. The post Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice government innovation socially responsible innovation

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

3 Keys for Breakthrough Innovation in Government

IdeaScale

Innovation in government is often incremental, with multiple smaller steps adding up to larger ones over time. Yet breakthrough innovation is highly possible in government; it just needs the right resources to happen. Here are the three steps to take to see a dramatic change in government innovation efforts. The post 3 Keys for Breakthrough Innovation in Government appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice government innovation

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it. The post 5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale.

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it. The post 5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale.

How the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Government Innovation Can Work

IdeaScale

Government and business have inherently different goals. In fact, they can often be crucial, in the right context, to better government and superior service to the public, especially when developing an innovation process.

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The problem that Shoshana Zuboff outlines in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is one of governance. The disconnect between technological change and organisational change (norms, managerial practice, institutions and culture) can be called a Governance Gap.

Western Power: A Principled Approach to Government Innovation

IdeaScale

While it’s entirely owned by the West Australian government, and is the sole power operator for the region, by necessity, it needs to please any number of stakeholders. The post Western Power: A Principled Approach to Government Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice government innovation ideascale nation podcastsAustralia’s Western Power sits in a unique place.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Trust and Transparency: Twin Keys to Engaging Citizens in Government Innovation Initiatives

IdeaScale

Governments need the trust of their stakeholders to function. Both trust and transparency become especially important when pursuing an innovation strategy at the government level. The Transparency/Trust Loop Transparency is fundamental to any government simply because good government represents all citizens and is funded in various … Continued. Best Practice citizen engagement government innovation

Embracing a Culture of Continuous Learning in Government

IdeaScale

Yet, prioritizing continuous learning can sometimes be a difficult task in government. The post Embracing a Culture of Continuous Learning in Government appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice culture of innovation government innovation innovation leadersWe never stop learning, on a personal level, and that should be transferred over to the professional world. Here’s what you need to know to implement continuous learning to breed innovation leadership, at all levels.

How to Lead Innovation in Government Agencies

IdeaScale

Innovation can start at any level of government. Innovation in government is what changes history. As we’ve figured out better, more efficient, and fairer ways to govern ourselves, our world has changed for the better around us. However, government-level innovation is by necessity a complicated thing. Develop Clear Goals And Steps Managing government innovation is often about making it clear what you want to do, and how you want to do it.

Why Government is Essential for Private Sector Innovation

Destination Innovation

The remarkable thing which Mazzucato points out is that all these technologies were initially funded partly or wholly by government (and usually defence) agencies. The worldwide web owes its existence to the work of Tim Berners-Lee who developed the idea of hyperlinks while at the CERN research centre which is funded by European governments. No-one is claiming that governments or defence agencies created the iPhone.

Three Inside Stories of Innovation in Government

IdeaScale

Governments are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and open innovation to encourage citizens across the spectrum to weigh in with ideas, opinions, and perspectives. The city government wanted to cut down on waste, limit the amount of red tape in day-to-day functions, and save taxpayer money. Citizens can forget their governments are there to serve them, and that they need to share ideas with governments in order for that process to run smoothly.

Exploring Government’s Role in Innovation to Address Pandemics

IdeaScale

Pandemics are a worst-case scenario for governments. How can the government help a fearful public? How Innovation Can Help How could an innovation strategy have helped both the WHO and the Congolese government in such a dire situation?

How and Why to Align Government Innovation Strategies with Public Policy Goals

IdeaScale

This gives innovation strategy in the government sector a distinct advantage, provided there are clear policy goals. The post How and Why to Align Government Innovation Strategies with Public Policy Goals appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice government innovation

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The problem that Shoshana Zuboff outlines in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is one of governance. The disconnect between technological change and organisational change (norms, managerial practice, institutions and culture) can be called a Governance Gap. Bridging this Governance Gap is one of the core problems of management today. In it, she looks at how major technological revolutions get embedded at the deeper, slower Governance and Cultural layers.

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The problem that Shoshana Zuboff outlines in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is one of governance. The disconnect between technological change and organisational change (norms, managerial practice, institutions and culture) can be called a Governance Gap. Bridging this Governance Gap is one of the core problems of management today. In it, she looks at how major technological revolutions get embedded at the deeper, slower Governance and Cultural layers.

5 Use Cases for Blockchain in Government

IdeaScale

For governments, this can have implications well beyond cryptocurrency. Here are five likely use cases for blockchain technology in government applications. Increased Transparency Every government consists of its voters and is accountable to them. It can be made part of document requests and allow governments to build trust by demonstrating open and clear processes, which are updated in real time. Blockchain is far more than just cryptocurrency.

Top Challenges to Innovation at the Government Level

IdeaScale

This can seem daunting at the government level where initiatives can take longer to implement than in the private sector; however, the goals and challenges for both the public and private sectors are often similar. Government leaders look within their organizations when solving issues or reaching new goals, making … Continued. The post Top Challenges to Innovation at the Government Level appeared first on IdeaScale. Change in any organization requires innovation.

Amazing PLM Governance

Innovation Excellence

Now we need effective governance models in place to help. Governance Innovation Product Innovation Strategy Business Results Governance Models Governance Team Medical Device PLM PLM product innovation Product Lifecycle ManagementIn this blog series, I provide insights as to why PLM has true potential to be so transformational for life sciences companies, but many aren’t getting there.

Local Government Strategic Planning Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning in government can be challenging. The even better news is, we'll be sharing our local government strategic planning process for achieving this here You need to ensure stakeholder input is taken into account, your strategy is aligned across all city departments, capital projects are linked to multiple plans, and all involved are bought into the strategy. The good news is, it can be done and the process may be easier than you think.

How Changemakers Innovate Within Government Agencies

Innovation Leader

However, teams in the government may have tighter budgets that come directly from tax payer dollars. Innovators in the public and private sectors face many of the same challenges: There’s resistance to change and internal politics that can bog down progress.

How Machine-Readable Tech Is Innovating Government Processes

IdeaScale

Machine-readable technology is one of the most important innovation processes in use by organizations today but poses key challenges for government entities. It doesn’t require a specific app to use, so why are government organizations finding it so difficult to implement? While machine-readable data uses a simple structure, most government data is developed for humans to consume.

Strengthening Democracy using Real Time Governance

IdeaScale

What is real time governance? Real Time Governance is an ideal democratic and citizen empowerment process where citizen involvement is amplified using online feedback platforms such that “opinion” translates into governmental policy. The first such initiative was launched by the the Obama Administration in 2009 under the name of Open Government Initiative (OGI). How to make real time governance truly effective?

Understanding Data Governance and Who Should Own It

Acuvate

Data governance is the foundation for managing data efficiently and making the organization’s data reliable and trustworthy. The tenets of data governance are to establish methods, layout clear responsibilities and develop robust processes to standardize, protect and store data. The aim of data governance is to: Minimize risks of data inconsistency and breach. The following figure shows the various aspects of data governance. Importance of Data Governance in Business.

Quickly Acquiring Solutions to Government Problems

BMNT

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Five Ways Government Supports and Fosters Innovation in the Private Sector

IdeaScale

Government has been a source of innovation for decades. Any innovation strategy should be built on an understanding of how government supports it, in a few key ways. The post Five Ways Government Supports and Fosters Innovation in the Private Sector appeared first on IdeaScale. However, that role can be obscured in the discussion of the private sector. Regulatory Frameworks Some have a kneejerk approach to regulations, and it’s easy to forget … Continued.

Local Government

HunchBuzz

The pressure on local government to get key investment, resource allocation and delivery model decisions right has never been greater. Increasing demand for services, rapid technology change and the constant requirement to invest in asset construction and renewal are forcing local government to reconsider traditional business models. The status quo is no longer an option for local government.

Governing Innovation: The recipe for portfolio growth

The Inovo Group

This is nowhere more true than in the practice of innovation and within the practice of innovation, to its ‘governance’. By governance, we mean who makes the rules and how, who enforces the rules and how and who has what decision rights.

New Report Examines Trends in Government Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Government is perhaps not renowned for being particularly innovative, but a recent report from the OECD sets out to showcase some innovative government policies from around the world in recent years. Build Capability Data Feature Of The Week Innovation Open Innovation Research Government Open Data open government

Citizen innovation for good governance

ideas4allinnovation

Technological evolution is calling into question the traditional relationship between governments and their citizens. Phenomena like the demographic explosion experienced by some countries, rural exodus towards cities, and profound social and economic changes, all contribute to a ‘perfect storm’ that is forcing us to rethink current governance models and seek more humane ones that take citizen innovation into account as an element for transformation.

The secret to this government department’s innovation success: Small teams

Idea to Value

Is it possible for government agencies to innovate? And in the case of the US Government: a startup mentality. The federal government is the largest institution in the world, and spends $86 billion annually just on IT projects. Pair these people with dedicated civil servants already working in government. Target their effort to the most mission critical, life-changing services that government offers. Yes, if they use the right people.

The allegory of good government, through the ages

The Future Shapers

Its name: Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government (in Italian Allegoria ed Effetti del Buono e Cattivo Governo ). The post The allegory of good government, through the ages appeared first on The Future Shapers. Ambrogio Lorenzetti has produced a magnificent and very inspiring fresco for our societies and organisations today. Innovation leaders can learn much from this work and use to guide decisions from design to implementation.

Innovation in Local Government

Collectivecamp

Today’s world is more volatile, complex, ambiguous and uncertain than ever.

From Invisible to Visible: A Look at Transparency in Government Innovation

IdeaScale

One of the challenges to innovation in government is a lack of insight into what citizens have to offer in the way of innovative strategies. Governments are aware of the increasing need to capture perspectives and insights of citizens to spark the innovation process. Digital transformation is affecting both government entities and the private sector, leading to both new challenges and new opportunities. Procurement is one challenge of government innovation.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace

IdeaScale

Environmental, social and governance strategy (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business. The post Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice IdeaScale Voice of IdeaScale and Governance Strategy dialogue employee engagement Environmental purpose social Sustainability

Government Innovations: Past, Present, and Future

Phil McKinney

Blog Case Studies Leadership government government industry government innovation government innovations innovation innovation culture killer innovation technology innovationThe world is moving forward. Some countries get left behind, while some move ahead. The deciding factor is not which country has the most intelligent residents. There has, in fact, been example after example of people of all different nationalities creating impactful innovations.

The Key Challenges of Government Innovation

InnovationManagement

Speakers from a range of agencies as diverse as the FDA and the US Coast Guard presented best practices on creating actionable change in government. Strategy communications government incentives innovators milestones open nation outreach public sectorLast month, leaders in public sector innovation gathered to discuss ways of crowdsourcing new solutions to longstanding problems at IdeaScale’s Open Nation DC.

Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid

InnovationManagement

The post Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid appeared first on Innovation Management. Enabling Factors Organization & Culture Best Practices Change Management disruption government impact innovation policy lessons learned partnerships public sector Stakeholders unicornAs innovation professionals, we too often look for inspiration from organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Google, etc.