Research Report

Driving innovation in local government

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Driving innovation in local government

Published April 2013

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The CIPD commissioned the Work and Employment Research Centre (WERC) of the University of Bath School of Management to produce a series of reports around the theme of innovation.

This report examines the barriers to innovation in service delivery in the public sector and how to overcome them. Drawing on three specific case studies from local government it explores the processes involved in unlocking the potential of social capital and the contribution of HR in supporting the creation of an innovative culture.

The case study organisations featured are Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Sunderland City Council and the London Borough of Sutton. 

This is the second report in the four-part series HR and its role in innovation: