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Comfort with Chaos: the Innovation Leader’s Mindset

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Chaos is something many organization leaders try hard to avoid. Generally, employees are expected to perform tasks in an analytical, well-organized fashion without deviating from the plan. But innovation leaders know the value of chaos, and how a certain amount of it is necessary for experimentation. This is what helps a company thrive and grow. … Continued

Government Hackathons: Five Steps to Success

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Friendly competition can bring out the best of us, and when developing government innovation, hackathons can help solve certain challenges through crowdsourced innovation and build engagement across your constituency.  So how does it work, and how can you hold an effective government hackathon? Set Up Resources A good hackathon gives everyone who takes part in … Continued

5 Ways Public Administrators Promote Innovation

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Innovation helps governments achieve their goals at every level, yet encouraging it can seem a complicated task. Here are five steps you can take to build your department’s innovation strategy. 1. Give Support Employees can be naturally hesitant to approach you with ideas unless they know you want to hear them. Make a point of … Continued

Why Innovation Is An Imperative in the Education Sector

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Innovation is a constant in education. School systems regularly search for ways to create outlets that serve the diverse needs of students. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the need for new approaches to learning. The current situation is a perfect example of why an innovation strategy is so vital to educators. Innovation in education … Continued