The public sector is fraught with barriers to innovation, but perhaps the most important and oft-neglected requisite for fostering and driving innovation is curiosity.
We ask people from across the public sector and design industries to expand the concept of Open Policy Making and ask the questions that no one else will. These blogs look to the future and make you think.
Policy Lab is bringing design thinking to Government. It's about connecting civil servants with outside design experts and upskilling civil servants themselves. Following a really successful collaborative workshop on police digitization where Sean Miller ran an excellent prototyping session, I …
Thom Townsend from the Cabinet Office’s Partnerships Team writes about his experience of engaging with open policy making from outside, and now inside of government. The Partnerships Team is dedicated to working with business to open up policy challenges to them and develop ways of working collaboratively.
Paul Cook is a senior policy adviser for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), leading on digital capability. Paul is blogging for us about his experiences and what the ‘digital by default’ agenda means in a policy making context for HSE.
Earlier this year, Civil Service Quarterly ran an article I wrote about the wellbeing policy programme, where I was working at the time.
Last week I attended the final session of a public dialogue on community rights and wellbeing, supported by Sciencewise and organised by the New Economics Foundation, the Cabinet Office and Hopkins Van Mil.
Open Policy Making is about improving the way we work and the policy advice we provide to Ministers.
Last week, I went to visit the Government Digital Service (GDS) at their offices in Holborn, invited by a colleague who recently left us on the OPM team to take up a post there.
Rachel, senior policy adviser on the OPM team, kicks off her blogging experience here with a post on what openness has come to mean to her - and what we mean by openness.
20 June 2014: a Policy Profession masterclass on how the French government is progressing the openness agenda (open policy, open data, and open government). With Paul Maltby, Max Brunner, and Romain Lacombe.