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Innovation

Governments need to respond now to the challenge of innovation. Expectations are greater than ever in terms of the ability of government to deliver new, high demand services in a timely and cost effective manner. Citizens continually see evidence of rapid advancement and innovation across the private sector and, as a result, the public sector must be receptive to change and the exploration of viable alternatives – the old way of doing things is no longer adequate.

Current approaches to innovation are insufficient to deliver the level of change that most public sector organisations require. It is necessary for governments to accept a new approach to innovation – an integrated model for innovative government consisting of three interrelated dimensions: governance, management and design. Innovation is critical for helping the public sector increase efficiencies and improve mission outcomes in lean times.


Chris Richardson from Deloitte Australia talks about preparing Government for Digital Disruption. The issues raised aren’t purely Australian-centric, but relevant in New Zealand and around the globe. [01:44 mins]


Examples of where we can help:

  • Open data, predictive analytics, and the expansion of social and professional digital networks – changing how governments engage citizens and manage programs.
  • Seeding more innovative thinking and approaches across an agency and transferring innovations to other agencies.
  • With the explosion of smartphone and tablet sales we provide advice on technical strategies – leveraging this market shift to drive innovation. 

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