McKinsey group’s paper: government designed for new times

To explore the approaches that governments around the world are taking to common problems, this anthology convenes political leaders and civil servants, economists and policy experts, generalists and specialists.

My point of view: design thinking used by policy makers is necessary but not sufficient. A fool with a tool is still a fool


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Steve Denning’s The Five Big Surprises of Radical Management – Forbes

Found at The Five Big Surprises of Radical Management – Forbes. via Tom Haak

It is now just over half a year since I reviewed a large number of books that discuss in various ways the ongoing reinvention of management and presented my synthesis of the five interlocking principles of radical management in a twelve-part series of articles. The series was launched on November 17, 2010, beginning here.

Since then, I have been writing on a daily basis and applying the principles to a variety of current management issues. In all that writing—now close to a thousand pages—I had five big surprises.

Read all at The Five Big Surprises of Radical Management – Forbes.

My point of view: not that surprising for regular readers of this blog


Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution


Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

Journeys to a Generative Economy

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Read a 30-page excerpt of the book, including the Foreword by David Korten, Prologue, and first chapter.

As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing financial income for the few, our economy will be locked into endless growth and widening inequality. But now people across the world are experimenting with new forms of ownership, which Kelly calls generative: aimed at creating the conditions for all of life to thrive for many generations to come. These designs may hold the key to the deep transformation our civilization needs.

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Co-production in public services: Power to the people

If i ever went fixed gear it’d have to look something like this (by gbannerman)

It is not about cost reduction, is it not about self-service implemented because of financial objectes. This is about acknowledging the facts that the public (your customer, your clients) owns the encounter. Still freightening for some of us.

Found at Co-production in public services: Power to the people.

Co-production is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about themes in public services and public policy around the world (Bovaird, 2007; nef, 2008; Löffler et al, 2008; Löffler, 2009; Department of Health, 2010). This article sets out what it is, why it matters and its implications for public and social marketing.

Read all at Co-production in public services: Power to the people

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