Stories

We understand the challenges of putting innovation into practice in government, and so our aim is to inspire action by sharing stories and real-life experiences from public innovators across the world. Explore these and updates from the collective below.

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Field notes

You can't learn to swim on land

Nicole on how rehearsing patterns of behaviour is a warm-up to the main event; putting it to real world practice.

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Updates

New learning programme open to all UK government

Open to all levels of UK government, the programme helps public servants embed innovation skills into everyday work.

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Provocation

Running a lab is all about the trade-offs

With hundreds of innovation labs founded, Jesper Christiansen explores the trade-offs previous labs have had to make.

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Updates

Applications open for our next cohort in Australia & New Zealand

We're looking for our next set of public sector teams to take part in the learning program across Australia and NZ.

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Field notes

Out of a linear design process into ‘the cloud’

Teams practiced the inherently messy design process on our latest Aus and NZ learning programme.

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Field notes

Finding a meaningful place of not knowing

Teams have been 'exploring the mystery' of their problems in our Aus and NZ learning programme.

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Concepts

Which behaviours fuel an innovative culture in government?

Alongside new skills, we need to think about the attitudes, behaviours and mindsets that underpin them.

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Retrospective

Changing mindsets: The Policy Lab’s evaluation of our programme

Working on real projects over an extended period helped public servants take action and develop an innovation mindset.

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Retrospective

What we learned from running our pilot learning programme

Pilots don’t have to be perfect. But if we learn the lessons we can from them we can improve the next version.

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