Week 1— Drinking from a Fire Hose

Turns out they were right
  • How should the federal public service define innovation? Is it something that is novel? Something that is useful? Something that is both novel and useful? Something small or something big? Are we measuring imitation or adaptation? Intentional or unintentional? Do innovations have to be successful (most definitions assume successfully)?
  • Is an organization more innovative if it does more dissemination?
  • When we measure “innovation” are we measuring the process or the result?
  • What is the number one driver of innovation? If we assume innovation is based on a novel thing then meeting the requirements of legislation or regulation could be considered innovation?



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Scott McNaughton

Scott McNaughton


Working on public sector innovation one problem at a time. Found biking and hiking on weekends. Father of young baby… what is sleep?