Tag: government

Three Inside Stories of Innovation in Government

Stories of Innovation in Government

Crowdsourcing reaches the citizens unable to make meetings. Democracy thrives when everyone participates, but it’s difficult to reach some communities through traditional means. Governments are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and open innovation to encourage citizens across the spectrum to weigh in with ideas, opinions, and perspectives. Here are a few ways technology is enabling smarter, … Continued

Expectation Management: Understanding the “No”

expectation management

Sometimes companies are afraid to launch a crowdsourced innovation program, because they’re afraid that they’ll have to deliver on an avalanche of ideas. And although it’s true that organizations often see an outpouring of ideas from their employees, high levels of innovation are hardly correlated with the ability to deliver on every idea – they … Continued

The Metrics of Public Sector Innovation

Public Sector

Last month, leaders in public sector innovation gathered to discuss ways of crowdsourcing new solutions to longstanding problems at IdeaScale’s Open Nation DC. In advance of the event, we asked registrants to select the topics that they were most interested in learning about and remarkably the topic selected most often was “innovation metrics and ROI.” … Continued

How Government Employees Can be Intrapreneurs

Government Employees Can be Intrapreneurs

I recently watched (for the second time) a fabulous lecture which introduced a framework called the “Inventure Cycle” by Professor Tina Seelig. Tina is the Professor of the Practice at Stanford University School of Engineering, and Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Her presentation offered practical tips to take your ideas from inspiration to … Continued