Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently – the return of #innopints

A couple months ago, back in August, a handful of people (including @martinhowitt @fergusbisset @carlhaggerty @dalekdoctor @gerrynos and @samnixson) met at The White Hart at Dartington Hall for a couple hours of chat and a couple of drinks. At the time the loose connection was some interest (personal or by association) in innovation, hence the #innopints hashtag. We … More Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently – the return of #innopints

Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently #innopints

The title of this blog post is a quote from an article in The Economist: Think Different, that asks whether innovation can be learned. It provides a whistle-stop summary, nothing earth shatteringly new, but it does identify five traits, or habits of mind, of disruptive innovators. They are: 1. associating   2. questioning   3. observing   4. networking   5. … More Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently #innopints

Who is talking to who in public sector reform?

Yesterday I had the privilege to hear Charles Leadbetter speak at research in practice‘s annual Directors Forum – an event they hold for leaders of children’s services to hear about evidence and reflect on how they can ensure their services best respond to it. This year their event focused on the design and redesign of … More Who is talking to who in public sector reform?