It’s coming up to a year since I joined the Policy Lab team, after five years in policy and strategy roles across the Civil Service. I wanted to share some reflections on policy innovation - what I’ve learned, why it matters, and how policymakers can start to get to grips with it
We reflect on presenting information in ways which access different senses, how we might adapt this during a time of social distancing, how we can use this to radically innovate our practice in the future and ask: how are you doing it?
This blog looks at how Policy Lab’s latest ‘Government as a System’ (GaaS) toolkit can be used to map the COVID-19 response as well as a few other ways that public service innovation teams can support policymakers in their response and recovery from the global pandemic.
In late February I tested Policy Lab’s new ‘Government as a System’ toolkit at the UK Policy Profession’s annual Policy Excellence Group. It was our first opportunity to expose Policy Lab’s latest tool for systems change with some of the most senior UK policy officials.
Around the world, in order to remain relevant, organisations have undertaken significant transformation to become more ‘human-centred’. But what does this mean for policy-making?
We’d like to begin the year by sharing some good news about our work with the DCMS Youth Policy Team and young people.
Today marks 75 years since Winston Churchill’s government set up the Council for Industrial Design, a new organisation to inspire confidence and promote design as a means to kick-start Britain's industrial post-war economy.
A little less 'policy', a little more 'lab'. We'll be quieter than usual for five weeks, here's why.
Meetings are a great way to bring people in, build consensus and seek challenge. But have we thought deeply enough about why we are having these meetings?
Open Justice is a very well established principle within our justice system, however new digital tools and approaches are creating new opportunities and potential challenges which necessitate significant rethinking on how open justice is delivered.
This is the second half of a two-part Lab Long Read on a recent collaborative project between Policy Lab and the Department for Transport (DfT) on the policy consultation process. The blog series is for those with a curiosity for how the policy consultation process works and are interested in new ways of analysing consultations.