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

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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Concepts

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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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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Updates

Next iteration of learning programme kicks off in Australia!

The new cohort of eight public servant teams meet in Melbourne to begin their six-month learning journey.

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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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