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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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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

Behaviours that 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

Lessons from a pilot learning program

Work with others, rehearse your skills and the value of safe spaces.

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Article

What craftsmanship in public innovation looks like

By thinking about public servants as craftsmen and women, we can develop their skills in a more rounded way.

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Field notes

Setting up to succeed

How we are getting teams, projects and environments ready to learn in our programme in Australia and New Zealand.

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Concepts

Think about it: Making the case (and space) for reflection

The habit of reflection can increase the innovation capacity of public sector workers - we discuss why and how.

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