How will future institutions work?
Given how important institutions have been to the development of stable business environments, democracies and open societies, we need to think about the kinds of new institutions that the current era requires, and also how to upgrade and update our existing institutions for the Twenty-first Century.
What is the societal need and the social drivers for more modern, networked institutions and what might their role be in the new world? How can new, connected technology give people a greater voice in their institutions and more input into how they work? For government bureaucracies in particular, this poses challenges that they have so far failed to address.
Example research briefs
What can institutions learn from initiatives that are run by grass root social networks?
How can we organise institutions to work with other stakeholders in problem-oriented networks?
Transforming to networks
How can we support institutions in transforming from bureaucracy to networked structures?
How can ecosystems of institutions achieve better results by working on platforms that share outputs and data, but still be independent and produce good outcomes?
What does democratic culture mean in the networked age, and can we create an updated version of public services?