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Innovation 500 – Creativity

To kick things off for November we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of Creativity 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 Kevin and Bill

Kirton’s innovative-adaptation continuum by Kevin

Innovators and Adapters Reused from: http://innovatorstoolkit.com/content/technique-11-cognitive-style

In our curation session for this issue Bill mentioned Kirton’s innovative-adaptation continuum – something I had never heard before.… Read the rest

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Innovation 500 – The power of questions

To kick things off for June we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of The Power of Questions 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.

Blog post by Bill H on The Power of Questions

There is a story about Albert Einstein that I particularly like.… Read the rest

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Innovation 500 – Change Starts with me

To kick things off we want to encourage everyone to think about the topic of Change starts with me 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 on the topic of Change starts with me.

Sara Cretney: Organisational Change Lead
I hold my hand up and admit it, I like change.… Read the rest

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Announcing the Innovation 500

To coincide with the Cafe Conversation events happening around the county, we have launched Innovation 500.

Signing up to Innovation 500 means that you are committing to 6 hours of self directed learning and reflection around innovation and creativity. To help you we will be providing a regular email update providing links and ideas on how to spend the hour each month.

Through Innovation 500 we hope to connect people from across Devon to share good ideas and inspire action.

This is our opportunity to promote positive action that will become part of the Re:Work Devon story of how local services are changing.… Read the rest

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Introducing the Open ExCHANGE Collective

This is a collaborative guest post co-ordinated by Clare Salmon – Change Manager at Cornwall Council.
Contributors include: Sara Cretney – Organisational Change Manager @ Devon County Council, Ben Rom – Organisational Change manager @ Cornwall Council, Anne Barnett – HR Performance Manager @ Devon County Council, Jason Williams – Customer Standards and Digital Mgr @Cornwall Council and Carl Haggerty – Digital Comms Mgr @ Devon County Council.

Open Exchange Collective (OEC)

The Open Exchange Collective is a group of like-minded individuals connected by a passion for collaboration across the public sector. It evolved from discussions about public sector collaboration, and the gap that exists in terms of reaching out beyond organisational boundaries.… Read the rest

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