|Coordinator||Helsingborgs stad - Stadsledningsförvaltningen - Helsingborgs kommun|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 000 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - December 2019|
|Venture||Idéslussar i kommuner|
Purpose and goal
The project, Idéslussen, has been part of a larger organisational undertaking to support idea development and innovation. Guided by a clear vision (Helsingborg 2035), there was a political decision to have an independent innovation unit in which the project played a critical part. The aim was to act on employees’ ideas, and thus contribute to the city’s innovation goals. The project, by laying the foundation for Hbg Works, has fulfilled its purpose of advancing the city’s innovation activities.
Expected results and effects
As an outcome of the project a large number of ideas were submitted, with many leading to tests, prototypes and in some cases innovations. This has contributed to an organisation that is more prepared for change and that recognises the need for innovation. Several new service designers are employed in the departments, and cross-silo collaborations are more frequent both internally and externally. A process for receiving employees and their ideas has been established via Hbg Works. The project has served as inspiration for others and the effect is a stronger idea culture.
Planned approach and implementation
Success factors for the Ideslussen project have been, for example: * A vision-driven organisation that includes, on a broad scale, supporting trust-based governance, embracing failure as learning, and open development. * A position in the organisation that enabled collaboration between other units also working with idea development and innovation. * Concise impact goals in combination with an open attitude to colleagues´ ideas. * A work process that was continuously evolving and characterised by testing and learning.