Innovation in Government

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Innovation in Government

  1. 1. Delivering the future Innovation in Government
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Innovative Government </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining Innovation in Government </li></ul><ul><li>Getting ideas for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Leading and executing </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of the open source world </li></ul>
  3. 3. Innovative Government Barack Obama described Washington as “the place good ideas go to die”
  4. 4. But government does innovate
  5. 5. … with groundbreaking solutions
  6. 6. … and can lead the private sector
  7. 7. A platform for innovation
  8. 8. But does it sustain <ul><li>Tends to be “one-off” </li></ul><ul><li>Big Bang approach </li></ul><ul><li>No examples of regular innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t go across processes </li></ul><ul><li>Seen as specialist domain, not a core value </li></ul><ul><li>Seen to be more around generating ideas not focused on generating results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK National Audit Office, Review of Innovation in Government Agencies, July 2006 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. So what is the problem <ul><li>The real problem is that few governments take a systemic view of the innovation process – Bill Eggers, Deloitte Research </li></ul><ul><li>The alibis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t because we are government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The front page of the Herald Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t have the budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t take risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have a rigorous process we must follow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><Add your own here> </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ask your people
  11. 11. Ask the community … also borrow these ideas there are some great ones
  12. 12. Ask both
  13. 13. Have a conversation
  14. 14. Where else can you find what is new?
  15. 15. Certainty vs Exploration – the predictability issue
  16. 16. Business Case – The standard for investing…or the ally of inertia Or if you don’t know, don’t guess: prototype and test
  17. 17. Leveraging innovation as a structured program can improve the sustainability and predictability of growth Submitted Ideas All raw ideas Active Concept Ideas selected for further development Funded Prototype Following successful application, given funding for prototype development Expansion Following successful prototype, approved for expansion Operation Implementation of idea
  18. 18. Idea : Deliver Business Education in Planes
  19. 19. The initial prototype
  20. 20. The real thing
  21. 21. “ I love it when a plane comes together”
  22. 22. Now version it and extend partners
  23. 23. Open is better than closed
  24. 24. Open data = new opportunities
  25. 25. Open Source and UGC – in Victorian Government
  26. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>Government can innovate – but can it do it repeatedly </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a process and some funding </li></ul><ul><li>Get diversity of knowledge and thinking around problems and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>The future is ambiguous – a river not a railway track </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping and testing – contains scope, maintains focus, doesn’t cost the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Open is better than closed </li></ul>
  27. 27. © Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, 2007. All rights reserved. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Confidential This document and the information contained in it are confidential and should not be used or disclosed in any way without our prior consent.

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