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You may not know it, but it is Innovation Month.
Innovation Month 2015 is the flagship initiative lead by the Department of Industry to achieve the objectives of the APS Innovation Action Plan “the APS and its agencies will institute mechanisms to recognise, celebrate and share innovation efforts. This will be done by … agencies holding innovation themed events to discuss, share and celebrate public sector innovation within their agencies.” The plan is supported by the…
Added by steve davies on July 8, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments
Wikileaks has done the world an enormous favour by leaking intellectual property rights charter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Intellectual property rights might seem abstract for many of us. However, just consider for a moment that it is the free flow of information - of what we know, what we create, what we dream up - that makes us who we are. It is what shapes the sort of society we live in and, in a very practical…Continue
Last month I presented at the Future of social government conference held in Canberra. It was a…Continue
Added by steve davies on October 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
An interesting post by Polly Labarre on the creative economy.
Don't be put off by the apparent focus on the economy. It contains some interesting pointers that go to the heart of innovation.
“Everybody’s wildly creative underneath,” says Kelley. “That child’s mind is still in there. My mission is to convert people to confidence—to take people who don’t think of…
Added by steve davies on August 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
With the Canberra GovCamp/Hack/Jam rapidly approaching it is time to change focus. A break from the darker side of life I've been involved in of late.
Time to take a look at the world of . . .…Continue
Full credit to the ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja and ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter saying they did not want Canberra to bear the brunt of the government's savings measures. Canberra Times - Leaders unite for budget appeal.
However, these cutbacks are just the beginning. The Australian Public Service is caught…Continue
Added by steve davies on May 11, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
To introduce this post on No straight lines I want to take you on a journey. That's on the basis that to know where we are and where we are heading we actually need to know where we've been. Due to the nature of the work I've been involved in for the past nineteen years I'm well placed to take you on this journey.
For a long time I've expressed the view that the way in which the majority of Australian Public Service agencies manage innovation and change itself is based…Continue
Added by steve davies on March 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
I've been pondering the Centre for Public Sector Design for a little while. Especially after reading the post Six thoughts for the Centre for Public Sector Design’s future CEO. Great advice for sure:
Added by steve davies on November 14, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
From the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) comes a blog called e-Government Assessment http://egovernments.wordpress.com/
This recent post points to a book providing a Global Web Accessibility Analysis of National Government Portals and Ministry Web…
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It is fantastic to see the action plan finally released. See the launch post by Patricia Kelly.
So now it is up to us all of us to keep up the momentum. The new look of the innovation web is great. So jump in and help the APS progress further.
The logical next step is to get…Continue
Nice post on the gamification of innovation
Which begs the question of whether we would we get further (faster) with innovation, Gov 2.0 and reform in the public service if we gamified them?
It would certainly take the games played by committees and behind closed doors out of the closet. Which can only be a good…Continue
Added by steve davies on June 26, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments
Looking at creative commons licensing and public sector innovation much of the emphasis is on the application of those licenses to public sector data released to the community. But what about the application of those licenses to innovation within agencies by public servants?
Most agencies have in place reward and recognition systems to acknowledge public servants. However, why shouldn't public servants who innovate be able to apply creative commons licensing to their work…Continue
Added by steve davies on June 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Management in the public sector has an unhealthy managerialist bent. In a nutshell, a one size fits all approach coupled with the inherently arrogant notion that 'more management' is the solution to everything. In the main, this sad state of affairs has been peddled in the public sector by strategic human resources or organisational development areas. Call them what you will.
And you just have to adore how these 'people areas' sometimes appropriate internal communications…Continue
Added by steve davies on May 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This post started life on the blog set up by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to seek comment on information policy. Pay the OAIC blog a visit. They are eager for people to contribute.
In terms of creating a pro-disclosure and pro-innovation culture across the public service I have expressed the view that a secure and anonymous facility for public servants to disclose information concerning the…Continue
Added by steve davies on February 13, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments
The Australian Public Service (APS) Management Advisory Committee (MAC) last year commissioned a report on public sector innovation and what could be done to encourage innovation in the APS.
That report, …Continue