Public sector innovation facets

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) sees public sector innovation as a ‘many-splendoured’ thing. Innovation has many ‘facets’ or aspects, it can look very different, and it can involve very different things and have various aims.

OPSI is currently leading exploration of the facets of innovation and why they matter to those trying to make change happen in the public sector. We suggest that governments need to not only be cognisant of these different facets, but also appreciate that each facet needs to be managed and engaged with in different ways.

To assist governments to better conceptualise and manage ‘multi-faceted’innovation, OPSI is  developing a model to prompt governments to think about why they are innovating and whether they are using the right mix of approaches to achieve their innovation aims.

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Innovation facets part 6: Anticipatory innovation

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Innovation facets part 5: Adaptive innovation

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Innovation facets part 4: Mission-oriented innovation

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Innovation facets part 3: Enhancement-oriented innovation

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