How can organisations such as government, banks and universities innovate successfully, with the change and inherent risk this involves, when their very purpose seeks to provide stability and be resilient to disruption?

How can we, as leaders, adhere to the regulations and established approaches whilst being disruptive enough to make a positive impact?

Perhaps we can flip the thinking.

What if we secured buy-in by incentive not mandate? What if we re-imagined the use of existing assets (such as property in the case of SKYrooms)? What if we made the constraints themselves part of the solution?

An Assistant Director in the Cabinet Office, Rupert discusses how he has applied these approaches in flagship innovation programmes he founded and led at the heart of the UK government including SKYrooms, and Cabinet Office Policy School — run in partnership with 10 Downing Street.