Seismic shifts: designing and growing innovation capability
Keywords:Better Public Services Advisory Group report, public management system, status quo, Christchurch, State Services Commission (SSC), risk-averse culture, innovation capability
The Better Public Services Advisory Group report (November 2011) noted that innovation in the New Zealand public management system is currently ‘stifled by a lack of capability, an undue degree of risk aversion on the part of chief executives, boards and Ministers and little consideration of how to manage risk in this context’ (Better Public Services Advisory Group, 2011, p.20). In launching the Better Public Services report and results, the prime minister called for ‘a public sector that embraces innovation’
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