Collaboration prepares fertile ground for green shoots of innovation

Tips from a Victorian public service success story that went from ‘why doesn’t someone fix this’ to ‘let’s fix this together’.

Christine Oakley, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s director of business strategy, distilled these seven lessons from her own attempts to grow a culture of innovation — and by reflecting on her recent conversion to the cult of gardening after 35 years of consistent horticultural failure.

“Good ideas can come from anywhere and innovations that make a difference often come about through the contribution of many.”

The department’s planning group, about 300 staff, has trained up a small team of 20 innovation and collaboration facilitators to spark the enthusiasm, teamwork and creativity that seniors leaders are imagining when they talk about innovation in a large organisation.

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