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crosspost TOKVIL: Public innovation: the Belgian scene on #govaftershock Belgian day

  What does the Belgian public innovation scene look like? NIDO labs from BOSA, as the contact point for the OECD, organised a session last Tuesday. The aim of the event was to look at different administrations and the way they had coped with Covid-19 and their inroads into innovation. Beforehand the three following questions were taken centrally: - what do we leave behind as habit? - what is no longer usable in the current world and should we better stop? - what do we need to change? - what new innovations should we cherish, but ask adaptations of the organisation? Noted: - inovation and foresight, not easy because of the timeline (often after a political cycle and even an administrative one) - innovation and working togehter with external organisations often practiacl bottlenecks in procurement, budget, internal approval by finance responsible, writing of legislation. - innovation and taxpayers money: are we allowed to do that? (risk - innovation)

crosspost TOKVIL: Public innovation is no longer an option

I am sharing with you this opinion written during the month of public innovation in France #moisdelinnovationpublique The opinion relates a lot what TOKVIL innovation lab is standing for. - learning of new methods like design thinking, co-construction, user centered design; - innovation in the organisation and internal bottlenecks. The article further notes the big game changers : digital and user centricity. In terms of internal public service culture it shows that a risk culture needs to be created: learn to fail and learn from it. This can go trough integrating day to day methods like design thinking, co-construction, user centricity. It is here that a public innovation lab comes in , as a tool to derisk the change in public culture, and integrate the risk element in a by default risk averse environment. Want to know more? Contact info@tokvil.Be