07 Oct '17, 11pm

‘Think big, start small, act fast’: public sector innovation, Singapore style https://t.co/FiP3PxQWsP

Don’t over-plan and don’t get bogged down by consensus-seeking, says Singapore’s public sector innovation minister. He sets out his four key principles to boost new ideas. Innovation involves stepping into the unknown — something that can be difficult for government to do. So it can be natural that public sector agencies will try to manage this risk by planning ahead. But “there is no perfect comprehensive grand plan” when it comes to innovation, says Singapore’s Public Service Innovation Minister Ong Ye Kung. “If we over-plan, we run the risk of paralysis by analysis. It is also not very helpful to ask for three or five years of KPIs even before we try,” he said in a recent speech to public servants. “In transformation and innovation, we just need to start somewhere, know roughly where we want to go, and learn along the way. It is a gradual evolution, not a big bang creat...

Full article: https://www.themandarin.com.au/77812-think-big-start-smal...

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