I've been slow writing up the results of the Global Survey on Creativity in Government but I've summarised the key findings below. These were shared at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, 2020. The total number of people who completed the survey was 355 - the results below are based on 329 responses across 33 countries that … Continue reading Global Survey of Creativity in Government, 2020 – update
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels No matter what you do or where you are, you are going to be in a space and place that is bounded. There are special people that connect and bridge. They are not accorded status at the moment. They don’t exist as ‘thing’. There is no degree in … Continue reading The power of bridging
When Amazon announced that it was inviting cities to bid for its second headquarters (HQ2) in the US it released criteria to guide city bids. Amazon’s criteria included being a city/metro area of more than 1 million people, with a stable business environment, attractive to technical talent, excellent universities, near an international airport, with direct … Continue reading What can ‘secondary cities’ learn from the Amazon ‘beauty contest’?
When you mention the term ‘creative bureaucracy’ people laugh and say ‘isn’t that an oxymoron?’. But Sebastian Turner, publisher of Tagesspiegel, Berlin’s leading daily paper, found the term ‘creative bureaucracy’ inspiring when he first heard it from Charles Landry. It crystallised something he’d been thinking about. Why did his paper ‘listen’ to everyone except government … Continue reading The Creative Bureaucracy Festival, Berlin, 2018