Creating an Organization in Which Innovation is the Norm, Not the Exception


Monday, March 26, 2012, 4:10pm to 5:30pm


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

David OsborneDavid Osborne, Senior Partner of The Public Strategies Group

About the Seminar
In most bureaucratic public organizations, innovation is possible but difficult. Those who innovate swim upstream, against many obstacles. “Reinventing” – or “transforming” – government is about changing the organization so that innovation becomes the norm, rather than the exception. It creates an organization in which innovators swim with the current, rather than against it. David Osborne will discuss the strategies that are most powerful in provoking this kind of fundamental transformation.

About the Speaker
David Osborne is a senior partner of The Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helps public organizations develop and implement strategies to improve their performance. He has worked with governments large and small, from cities and counties to states, federal agencies, and foreign governments.

Osborne is the author or co-author of five books: The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis (2004), The Reinventor’s Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government (2000), Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies For Reinventing Government (1997), Reinventing Government (1992), and Laboratories of Democracy (1988). He has also authored numerous articles for the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Inc., Governing, and other publications.