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Title: Why Innovation Matters Now


1
Why Innovation Matters Now More Than Ever !
Presented by - Alliance for Innovation Karen
Thoreson Chief Operating Officer and Associate
Director Center for Urban Innovation, ASU
Arizona City/County Managers Association Winter
Conference Sedona, AZ 2-4-09
2
Vuja de
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The Global Century
  • Automation
  • Asia
  • Abundance/Scarcity
  • Acceleration
  • Climate Change
  • Networks
  • Supply chains
  • Al Qaeda
  • YouTube
  • The Reality of a Global Economy
  • Consequences move fast
  • Effects are deep wide for better or worse

4
Globalism
  • World Population Will Grow 3Billion to
  • 10 Billion by 2050
  • Ch-India, Brazil, Middle East, Dublin,
  • South Korea
  • 150 Barrel of Oil
  • 50 Barrel of Oil
  • 500k Home Value
  • 250k Home Value
  • The financial markets show we are a world
    community

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Global Forces Local Impacts
  • Climate Change
  • New Orleans
  • Iowa Floods
  • California Fires
  • Thailand tsunami
  • Jobs Off-Shoring
  • Disappearing middle class
  • Social Upheaval
  • Immigration
  • Economic Divide
  • Terrorism
  • Resource Grabs

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Nine Planet Lifestyle
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Dimensions of Current Fiscal Crisis
  • Automobile and Financial Services
  • Foreclosures
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • California
  • State Transfers (AZ) Jeopardized in 19 states
  • Global Manufacturing Pipeline Slowing Down
  • Property Tax Reductions 18-24 Months Out

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In our cities, towns, and counties, we must
re-structure the American Dream and create a
better way, a better model an example of a
partnership for living well that the world can
follow.
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Innovation is now recognized as the single most
important ingredient in any modern economy
The Economist
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Innovation Characteristics
  • Questioning Organization
  • Calculated Risk Taking
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Patience
  • Trust

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • Leadership
  • Elected Officials
  • At the Top
  • In the Middle
  • Organization-wide
  • Unselfish - Shares
  • Credit and Recognition
  • Looks to the Next
  • Generation to Sustain

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • Creativity
  • Not Satisfied with Status Quo
  • Working on Multiple Fronts
  • Allows for Failure in
  • Search of Success
  • Constantly Revising
  • and Changing
  • Breakthrough and
  • Incremental

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • Internal Collaboration
  • Unusual
  • Non-Hierarchal Teams
  • Disrespect the Silos
  • Staff are Supported Heard
  • Members Want to Be There

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • External Partnerships
  • Public, Private, NGO
  • Not Quid Pro-Quo
  • Know How to Disagree
  • Are Willing to Trust and Take Risk
  • Understanding Value From New Perspectives
  • Deep Level of Cross-fertilization

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • Community Connections
  • Real connection, Not Lip Service
  • Deep Sustained Involvement
  • Public Not me-centric
  • Looking for Long term Value

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Innovation Key Qualities
  • Results Focused
  • If You Count It, It Will Change
  • Sustained Impact, Not Flash in the Pan
  • Knowing Who Benefits

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Lets hear from you !
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  • Who are the informal
  • L E A D E R S
  • in your organization?

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  • What does
  • C R E A T I V I T Y
  • look like in
  • your organization?

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  • Give an example
  • of internal
  • C O L L A B O R A T I O N

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  • What kind of unique
  • P A R T N E R S H I P S
  • does your organization have
  • with external groups?

22
  • How do you measure
  • S U C C E S S ?

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  • How do you
  • E N G A G E
  • the public on
  • community issues?

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  • THANK YOU !

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White Paper
  • Navigating the Fiscal Crisis
  • Tested Strategies for Local Leaders
  • ICMA Commissioned the Alliance for Innovation
  • to Produce White Paper in
  • Collaboration with ASU

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White PaperNavigating the Fiscal Crisis Tested
Strategies for Local Leaders
  • What are the Dimensions of This Downturn?
  • Lessons Learned from Past Crises
  • Managing Fiscal Stress
  • Positive Actions in Hard Times
  • Be a Force for Economic Change

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White PaperNavigating the Fiscal Crisis Tested
Strategies for Local Leaders
  • Recommendations for Local Leaders
  • Dont Cut Revenues as a Stimulant
  • Be Proactive and Strategic
  • Dont Delay, Options Diminish
  • Lead Inclusively
  • Draw on Organizations Assets
  • Plan for the future, not for going back.

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What Were Hearing
150 Webinar Respondents
State League Directors
Arizona Local Manager Focus Group
ACMA Contributions
ICMA Regional Leadership
Large Cities Forum
TLG Conference Attendees
Alliances Fiscal Challenges Wiki
www.transformgov.org
Academic Network
Nevada HR Directors
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What Do You Think?
  • What should the Federal Government Do to
    Stimulate Local Economy?
  • What is the Right State Response to
  • the Economic Downturn?
  • What Are You Doing to Manage the Crisis to
  • Preserve?
  • Enhance?
  • Innovate Your Organization?

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Alliance Fiscal Crisis Wiki
  • Collaborative Process
  • Combines the Collection and Dissemination of
    Information
  • Merges the Contributions of Practitioners and
    Academic Researchers

www.transformgov.org
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T H A N K Y O U !
Arizona City County Managers Association AND Each
of You!
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