Sometimes a slap in the face (or a less painful equivalent to the ego) is a great wake-up call. That's how I internalized the importance and power of good communication. I've always loved words and writing, but I would often over think my writing.
A new vision and approach to greater health calls for a world where everyone is a changemaker. Where everyone is empowered with that belief. Even government employees working in a corner of a large, hierarchical bureaucracy.
The notion of innovating in government is a cool thing to say and think about these days (I mean we are talking about it so…) But what does that actually mean for leadership and managers seeking to operationalize and spread this vision?
In a few weeks, we're hosting our next Demo Day at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), featuring an introduction into innovation with the HHS IDEA Lab and a series of rapid-fire presentations from the teams currently being supported by the Summer 2015 HHS Ignite Accelerator
Earlier this year, the HHS IDEA Lab team spent one week working out of different areas in the General Services Administration's (GSA) 1800 F. Street building to test, for ourselves, the influence of the built environment.