This is a research report I did for the Young Foundation to review some of the literature and advance some thinking about how to frame social innovation’s role in tackling inequality and what I described as the “new public work”.
“These four pieces –traditional public leadership and an effective public sector, well designed and well-functioning markets, amplified individuals and the new literacy of networks – come together to form the puzzle of the new public work. So what has social innovation, especially disruptive social innovation, got to do with the new public work? The simple answer is that many of the tools, practices and attributes of disruptive social innovation, whose basic mandate is to change systems by solving problems, turn out to be the same tools, practices and attributes needed to undertake many of the tasks and projects of the new public work.”
Attachments: If social innovation is the answer FINAL December2014