In Search of the Next Public Business Model

Christian Bason

In Search of the Next Public Business Model

Filmed on October 24, 2014, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

About this video

The hunt is on across the globe for a better way of running our public institutions. But what shape will the next model of government organization take? Design offers a very different approach for government leaders, policy makers and public managers, enabling the transformation of government through a process of collaborative exploration. Drawing on his new book,  Design for Policy, Bason will share a range of examples and concrete methods for co-designing solutions with citizens and policy makers, driving the discovery of a better, more effective and more meaningful public sector. 

Speaker bio

Christian Bason has been head of MindLab, a cross-governmental innovation unit run by a range of national ministries and a city government based in Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2007 and in November, will begin his role as CEO of the Danish Design Centre. Prior to joining MindLab, he led the public organization and management practice of Ramboll, an international consultancy. Bason is passionate about transforming the public sector’s ability to better meet the needs of citizens and society. He has presented to and advised a wide range of governments around the world and is a member of a number of advisory boards in Denmark and abroad. Most recently, he was chair of the European Commission’s high-level expert group on public sector innovation. 

Bason is a regular columnist and blogger and has authored five books on leadership, innovation and change in the public sector, including Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-creating for a Better Society (2010) and Design for Policy (forthcoming in 2014). He holds an M.Sc. in political science from Aarhus University and is currently a Ph.D. fellow at the Copenhagen Business School, where he is writing his thesis on public managers as designers.