Innovation in Managment

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Innovation In Management

Jonathan Streat
University Maryland University College

Although innovation is meant to solve issues in the public, the problem is how to develop and implement bold, new ideas and get the public agencies to buy into the innovation when they are steadfast in their own belief system. I feel that this is the greatest challenge for management, as we open the second decade of the twenty-first century. Innovation in the public sector is considered to be a constructive change process, which is a result of solving deficiencies or problems. As a result of the events of 9/11, the federal Department of Homeland Security was created. Technology is widely used as a way to increase communication between citizens and governments to better facilitate public services. Also, innovations in policies solve problems. Controversial policies such as Obamacare, shrinking cities strategies, and vacant housing programs are all popular topics in cities across the country. Here is where we see innovations and the various types of management approaches.
“Let us be clear about our context”. The public sector refers to the coordination, production, and delivery of goods and services by publically owned and accountable organizations (Potts 2010). This defines economic output including education, health, social welfare, and the private sector. Increased access to specialized knowledge, information, and expertise, resulting from the network form of governance, represent both an advantage and an obstacle for innovation. As Thomson and Perry (2006: 26) indicate, the willingness to share information for the good of the partner is a distinguishing characteristic of networks.” Likewise, the idea generation stage is largely dependent on an atmosphere that encourages and facilitates the sharing of ideas.
Innovation is a dynamic process through which problems and…...

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