The public sector takes on many forms, hospitals, schools, local authorities - right through to central government. In our experience, whilst they spend a lot of time talking about innovation, and asking for innovation from their suppliers, they're actually quite reluctant to embrace it themselves. We explore why this seems to be the case, and how they could do transform services if they embraced innovation.
In order to increase your ability to innovate, you should make it a priority to become 'Innovation Literate'. What we mean by that, is that you understand the fundamental elements of innovation. Find the right definition, get to grips with the various levels of innovation, research the 4 steps to Innovation (Idea Generation, Idea Selection, Prototyping, Implementation) and how you currently carry out these steps at work, as an individual or as a team. Finally, how capable are
This week on Innovation Weekly we’re joined by John Cornbill, managing director of The Innovation School, who shares with us his approach to Innovation. We talk about his history of struggling to be an innovator as a civil servant in the public sector for 30 years. He gives us some of his favourite innovation techniques and how people don’t spend enough time exploring the problem before trying to solve it. We also get to the bottom of some of the main barriers people come acr