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Western Power: A Principled Approach to Government Innovation

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Australia’s Western Power sits in a unique place. One of its innovation hub’s leaders, Brendon Nicatee, describes it as “half public, half private.” While it’s entirely owned by the West Australian government, and is the sole power operator for the region, by necessity, it needs to please any number of stakeholders. They range from the … Continued

Embracing a Culture of Continuous Learning in Government

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We never stop learning, on a personal level, and that should be transferred over to the professional world. Yet, prioritizing continuous learning can sometimes be a difficult task in government. Here’s what you need to know to implement continuous learning to breed innovation leadership, at all levels. Build A Learning Mindset It all starts with … 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

Creating Healthy Feedback Loops for Government Innovation

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Government leads at the request of its constituents, and that means when the people speak, governments listen. The challenge is to create a consistent flow of feedback from the right stakeholders that turns into a positive feedback loop for innovation strategy. Here’s how to build those positive loops and develop better innovation. Find Ways To … Continued

Trust and Transparency: Twin Keys to Engaging Citizens in Government Innovation Initiatives

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Governments need the trust of their stakeholders to function. Such trust is built through transparency, in every sense. Both trust and transparency become especially important when pursuing an innovation strategy at the government level. The Transparency/Trust Loop Transparency is fundamental to any government simply because good government represents all citizens and is funded in various … Continued