Reflections on Last Year’s X Jam Gov

Carl Haggerty and Kevin Gillick

This year we’re delighted to be working with Devon County Council again. Here are some of Carl Haggerty’s reflections from last year.

The real benefit of supporting and participating in Global GovJam was to expose a cross section of people from the Council to a different kind of thinking, build capacity to develop their thinking and approach challenges in a different way. Global GovJam has had a real impact on processes and directly led to a number of internal initiatives. For example, we have since run our own jam to develop digital policy across libraries, and are running an internal service jam to create an internal skills marketplace and prototype solutions over a day. One of the biggest influences on those people involved was that it took people away from the detail and changed the way they thought about outcomes, and how those outcomes can be achieved.

Carl also wrote a great blog post about X Jam Gov.

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