Landgate’s Innovation Program was the result of internal discussions around how the agency could improve its services while capitalising on in-house experience and expertise.
The agency currently commits one million dollars per annum toward business-making and value-saving ideas that are posted on an internal online forum. Ideas on the forum are discussed and developed by an innovation team which comprises around twelve members of staff from throughout the agency.
The innovation team then decides which ideas are progressed as formal projects and which ideas need further development or closing down. To date, the program has funded over 135 projects with over 200,000 hits being registered on the internal forum.
The program is powered by four key words: Create, Collaborate, Communicate and Celebrate. In a nutshell, this means empowering staff to go beyond their duties and be inspired to create new and innovative solutions in an open, transparent and collaborative way.