Spreading innovation – a guide and dialogue tool

By reusing the solutions of others, public sector workplaces can save development costs, avoid unsuccessful strategies and achieve desired outcomes more quickly. Furthermore, by sharing our own solutions with others, we can use their experiences to improve the original solution and possibly achieve a greater reach and impact.

COI aims to ease the path to share and reuse innovation in the public sector. COI has launched a guide and dialogue tool for “givers” and “takers” of innovation to use when collaborating. The guide consists of six steps with recommended actions to take and associated tools that help structure the dialogue throughout the spreading process. The guide provides an overview of an otherwise complex process and is relevant for anyone who wants to collaborate on spreading an innovation from one context to another.

The guide is based on research, field studies in Danish municipalities and testing with leaders and employees on all levels of government and in various fields and draws on insights from national and international research presented in a short report published by COI. The report was published in December 2015 and the guide in February 2016.

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