OECD #govaftershock lessons from CPI

Updated: Apr 1

OECD organised a session on 9/12 in the series #govaftershock.

December : Do not forget to add a Christmas tree in your zoom background



Bridget N Jennions - CPI (Center of Public Impact) on complexity and relationship building


#Govafterschock

CPI not enough on how government should be

instead of what government does

1. Most of the challenges are complex

2. Quality of relationships matters (listening, collaborating cross-silo)

3 Progress experimenation and continuous learning (experimental mindset and big question how it could work. Let's look at some govafershcock questions


Think system - act local

Share power with best people to act

Challenge hierarchy

Champion the ones we hear the least

Optimise to learn instead of control


-> Government has to move for everyone #reimaginegov


And what to keep, leave behind or start doing?

1. Keep

- consensus of govafterschock to keep

- creating the community that we seek in this learning organisation

- frontline services - short feedback loops better than in central government


example check NHS - busting bureaucracy report


2. Leave behind

- short term thinking (political cycles) - think bigger pictures

- BLM creates spaces and longer term thinking

- failure of public sector: siloed and linear movements


3. start doing

- relationships crosssilos to start

- the art of listening

- also gov can be vulnerable as an aspect and ultimately advancing

- putting the focus on an inclusive recovery


Lessns learned : drafting a delicate theory of change in the public sector -

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