Category Archives: Social innovation

Inside the fish bowl

Inside the fish bowl

Neil Stott’s defence of Public Sector innovation is a provocation for those of us attempting to work on complex issues from within. Adaptability, risk taking and innovation are not the words that spring to mind when thinking about big bureaucracies. Rather than lamenting the qualities of bureaucracies that aren’t designed to be risk taking and… Read more

Public sector intraprenurship: overcoming bureaucratic immune systems

Public sector intraprenurship: overcoming bureaucratic immune systems

In a massive public bureaucracy like the US Military, what is intraprenurship and is it possible? Intraprenurship is a leadership style that integrates risk-taking and innovation approaches, as well as the reward and motivational techniques that are more traditionally thought of as being the province of entrepreneurship. Bureaucracy needs intrapreneurs Large organisations need intrapreneurs to… Read more

Emily Dunning: a social innovation journey

Emily Dunning: a social innovation journey

Before embarking on her epic journey of discovery, Emily was Manager of Cambridge Hub which supports student led action. I have embarked on a trip that will take me halfway around the world, visiting places along the way and meeting with people innovating towards environmental sustainability. Both my journey and the new Centre for Social… Read more