Which way the wind blows

Reading Matthew Taylor’s blog – he of the RSA – and his comments about the current zeitgeist for collaboration and inclusion struck a chord.

“So the message out in public sector land is; we have to do things very differently if we are meet growing needs with shrinking budgets, and that crucial to the capacity to reform and innovate is a much higher level of collaboration, focussed around a shared strategy and a strong sense of place. I don’t see this changing whoever wins the next election.”

It does seem to be that both sides are relying on us, the citizens, to design better services for ourselves. I can’t agree whether this shows a distinct lack of leadership, reflects paraylsis in the face of major demographic and financial upheaval or ingenuous insight into bottom up innovation. The proof will be in the pudding…