I have imagined some readers are interested in reading this article, and I expect to say either how much public sector is in this field (like managing tanks, heavy work, great work) or how bad and behind the time they are (bureaucracy, bound by unions, outdated structures, jobs for life). Both groups are disappointed. It would be foolish to make a so-called statement of the achievements of hundreds of thousands of people in such an article.
Like the private sector, there are good and bad examples. Drivers and air carriers are the same but the resources and technologies used may vary. What I will do is discuss this and let readers know about what's appropriate at each time. The only requirement of the reader is that they can not say we can not do this here, that would just not work. Creativity and innovation is for you, you just do not know how to embrace it. First of all, let's look at the overall form of the organization and ask the following questions:
- Are executives always great employees?
- Do you work for yourself or as a group of individuals?
- Is there a lack of desire to work or meet goals?
- Is there a lack of vision at what attractive looks?
- Are you internal looking?
- Do you definitely have a small number of external relationships?
- Do you have stagnant culture with some stress and / or low morality?
- A proper environment does not exist for employees to stretch themselves?
- Management does not work best with employees?
If you answer & yes; yes & # 39; or accept one or more of the above, your ability to innovate will be hampered. Agree to all of them and you need to change jobs quickly. If you are a public affairs manager and have been switched on, yes & # 39; yes & # 39; answers for the reason that the agency addresses the issues in question, ask how fast things change, will the project always be done, that will make any difference?
Many public services have had an innovation written in their service plan in recent years and failed to deliver, mainly because the makers of the plans introduced the word Innovation without understanding what it meant in a local context.
If you are interested in the "thumbnail" test above, you might also consider the following: Strategic barriers, organization and culture, learning, leadership and management, process and structure, collaborative and knowledge of sharing. If you notice black marks in these areas, you should either start creating an action plan sooner rather than later.