Rewarding risk and collaboration?

25 Nov 2009 by Karl Hallam

The Guardian public service awards have been announced today. The whole tone is that innovation is the key to 'coming period of belt-tightening'. The overall winner is a partnerhsip between Birmingham's council and PCT, where they gave out cards offering free use of civic sports facilities, in return for attending four time a month. The aim is to reduce health inequalities and is attracitng interest form those responsible for ensuring a London Olympic legacy of participation in sport.

There are a number of other interesting winners and notably many of them involve collaboration between agenices, where savings in may not go to the investor in the service. Many of them probably involved leaders taking risks ... to would be interesting to see how much of that risk taking was by done by politicians as oppose to civil servants?

Other Cadence posts on innovation.

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