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Innovation 500 – Leadership

To kick things off for October we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of Leadership and either send us a blog post from you or your team via email to [kevin.gillick@devon.gov.uk] for inclusion or simply add your comments below.  If you don’t think this is for you at the moment but are interested then sign up so we can keep you informed as we develop.

To give you a flavour we have included some thoughts below from Sarah and Bill

Some thoughts from Sarah

This month we celebrated 75 years since the ‘Battle of Britain’. That decisive victory, in the summer of 1940, is believed by many to have turned the tide of that terrible war.… Read the rest

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The Internet of Things

Earlier this year myself and Sara Cretney went to talk to CLT / Heads of Service about the Internet of Things.

One of the outcomes of which was to share more widely with staff what this means and how we can learn more about the opportunities it offers for us as citizens and as service providers.  So this post is a short introduction to what is the Internet of things?

This short video helps to explain what the Internet of Things is.  A lot of people often talk about Smart Cities or Smart Places when talking about the Internet of Things.… Read the rest

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Reflections from Design in the Public Sector

Well we attended the first two days of the Design in the Public Services programme in Bristol on the 16th and 17th July and these are our reflections.

Reflections from Jo

Well, what a rush! A fantastic start to the Design Thinking programme for us all. The two days were full-on, generating hundreds of new thoughts about the challenge we are facing.

It turns out the biggest challenge is to not assume we are tackling the right issue to begin with. Design thinking starts with your initial problem, then expands your thinking to check out your hypothesis through exploration and research, using the Design Council’s Double Diamond approach (see below).… Read the rest

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Innovation 500 – Change

To kick things off for August we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of Change and either send us a blog post from you or your team via email to [kevin.gillick@devon.gov.uk] for inclusion or simply add your comments below.  If you don’t think this is for you at the moment but are interested then sign up so we can keep you informed as we develop.

To give you a flavour we have included 3 posts from different people providing 3 different perspectives.

Post by Linda

I was asked if I would like to write a blog for Innovation 500, after sharing Tiffany Kelly’s TED talk which was included in the last bulletin.… Read the rest

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Innovation 500 – Empowerment

To kick things off for July we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of Empowerment and either send us a blog post from you or your team via email to [kevin.gillick@devon.gov.uk] for inclusion or simply add your comments below.  If you don’t think this is for you at the moment but are interested then sign up so we can keep you informed as we develop.

To give you a flavour we have included 3 posts from different people providing 3 different perspectives.

A post by Dominic.

Change starts with me….. When I think of this statement I think of how I respond to change and its challenges and what I learn from the experience.… Read the rest

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