Build a diverse and inclusive government workforce

This solution addresses gaps in diversity and inclusiveness in government workforce in New York City, USA for local communities

Problem Description

A majority of the City’s current civil workforce is comprised of women and people of color. Given the diversity of our population, we must also diversify our senior leadership.

Building Blocks

Story

Equitable representation across all levels of City government strengthens the city by increasing efficiency, excellence, and strong delivery of City services; increasing the economic security of previously excluded professionals and their families; growing a diverse middle class; enhancing trust in government with a workforce that reflects the community it serves; and creating a pipeline of young leaders to join New York City government.

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Solution Stage

One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

Key Details

Activity