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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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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What does craftsmanship in public innovation look like?

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

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Concepts

Developing innovation craft in the public sector

In the first in a new blog series on innovation capacity building, we discuss why we need to go beyond individual methods or approaches to also focus on innovation craft.

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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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Retrospective

Transforming mindsets for driving public innovation in Canada

We look back at our nine-month journey working with the Government of Canada Entrepreneurs.

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Updates

First public servant cohort graduate in Victoria

After a 9-month journey the first cohort of public servants have graduated from our public innovation learning progamme.

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Retrospective

The Alberta CoLab: the uncut edition

Five years after its launch, Alberta Colab director Keren Perla reflects on how at the height of its success, the lab decided to reinvent its business model.

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Updates

States of Change 2018 - our year in review

As we begin the new year, we share our journey so far and take a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2019.

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