This diagnostic quiz will help you identify your agency’s strengths and weaknesses on innovation, and offer advice on what to try next.
Jitinder Kohli describes the four initial steps that agencies should take to promote innovation.
Jitinder Kohli describes how government agencies should develop plans to promote a culture of innovation.
Vicki Sellick describes two ways government agencies can offer incentives to nurture innovations that meet the most pressing social challenges.
Kristina Costa takes a tour of successful social innovations and discovers that a common ingredient they share is “permeability,” or the willingness to be open to new ideas, technologies, and collaborative opportunities.
Kristina Costa discusses three financing tools that can encourage innovation in the social and public sector.
Jitinder Kohli discusses the role leaders must play to build an innovation culture in their agencies, encouraging calculated risk taking and challenging traditional approaches.
Vicki Sellick describes the five key elements to promoting a culture of innovation in government agencies focused on social issues.
Traditional budgeting, lack of incentives, and agency failure to follow through on rhetoric are all significant barriers to government innovation, writes Jitinder Kohli in this week’s installment.
This is the first installment of a new weekly column on government innovation produced by CAP’s Doing What Works team in partnership with the Bellwether Education Partners and the Young Foundation, as part of the “Innovation for the Public Good” series.