Promising Practices Promising PracticesPromising Practices
A forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.

Nominations Needed: Who Innovates in Your Organization?

ARCHIVES
Image via Ivelin Radkov/Shutterstock.com

It seems the more Congress loiters, lingers, and lags on a budget solution, the more the onus falls on federal managers to come up with creative, innovative ideas to keep government humming along.  But as many of us, this writer included, are all too aware, the font of creativity is not something that can necessarily be summoned at will.

That’s why many agencies are now emphasizing practices that empower all team members to innovate and create. Given the authority to share the creative burden, “intrapreneurs” are pursuing new ideas for agencies that increasingly rely on bright ideas in lieu of budding budgets.

Intrapreneurship – the act of behaving like an entrepreneur within a large organization – creates a framework where employees are granted autonomy and freedom to drive projects of their own in an entrepreneurial way, allowing dormant ideas that employees have to take shape.

This year, Government Executive's Excellence in Government Conference will feature presenters who will show you how to identify and nurture opportunities for intrapreneurship in your agency and develop a program-wide culture of innovation. In the spirit of intrapreneurship, we felt it appropriate that we empower our audience to contribute as well. So, we’re asking you: do you know someone who embodies intrapreneurship, or has a unique story of innovation in federal agencies to tell?

If so, nominate them, and they may have the chance to present at a session titled "Intrapreneuership: How to Empower Your Team to Innovate" at this year's Excellence in Government event!

Please feel free to nominate yourself or a colleague. Once we've collected nominations, we'll put the top submissions to a vote!

Excellence in Government is the premiere government leadership event aimed at improving agency performance, and will be held on May 13 - 14 in Washington, D.C.

Image via Ivelin Radkov/Shutterstock.com

Clement Christensen is a research analyst at the Government Business Council. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Anthropology from the George Washington University.

FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

    Download
  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

    Download
  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

    Download
  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

    Download
  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.