Creating value in these turbulent times is a defining challenge for public service leaders. Grappling with the economic downturn, organizations have already been forced to make painful choices about program and service cuts—all while constituents are demanding more services, transparency, accountability and value from government. But today’s cost- containment measures cannot be built on one-off tactics for immediate relief. They must be driven by structural and efficiency improvements that enable sustainable innovation for the long term. A downturn of this magnitude requires a new mindset, not just a retread of traditional responses
Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.