Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-creating for a Better Society

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Policy Press, 2010 - Social Science - 278 pages
In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? Leading public sector innovation shows how government agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business.

Through inspiring global case studies and practical examples, the book addresses the key triggers of public sector innovation. It shares new tools for citizen involvement through design thinking and ethnographic research, and pinpoints the leadership roles needed to drive innovation at all levels of government.

Leading public sector innovation is essential reading for public sector managers and staff, researchers, students, social innovators, business partners and consultants and others with a stake in the public sector of tommorrow.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The innovation ecosystem
21
2 Mapping the landscape
33
3 Political context
53
4 Strategy
71
5 Organising for innovation
87
6 People and culture
115
7 Design thinking in government
135
8 Citizen involvement
151
9 Orchestrating cocreation
173
10 Measuring to learn
213
11 Four leadership roles
239
References
257
Index
271
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About the author (2010)

Christian Bason is the Director of MindLab, a cross-ministerial innovation unit in Denmark. He was formerly responsible for the public organisation and management practice of Ramboll, an international consultancy. As an experienced presenter and facilitator, he has served as advisor to numerous public institutions around the world. He is also a univesity lecturer and is the author of three previous books on citizen involvement, leadership and innovation in the public sector.

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