Abstracts: March 6th, 2006

This document looks at the work of the Innovation Forum of leading councils which seeks next practices or emergent innovations that could open up new ways of working. The rise of knowledge management within public and private organisations has focused on spreading best practices: finding examples of good practice and then trying to spread them from one site to many. The Innovation Forum projects described in this document are not attempts to share a static model of best practice but to create next practices: proven models that are well ahead of policy thinking.In its own way the Innovation Forum is part of that trend towards more interactive, distributed models of innovation, in which the people at the end of the pipeline are not just passive recipients of ideas but participants in shaping and devising them.

The document is available at: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/aio/4103576