The Method and Its Philosophy
SPRINT is a change and innovation method developed specifically for the public sector. It is the core of a suite of initiatives designed to foster learning and best-practice in public sector renewal. It is underpinned by a philosophy that sees successful public-sector change as emanating from a fertile environment in which leading-edge knowledge, methods and techniques are made available.
Amongst SPRINT's characteristics are the following:
- It encourages intelligence gathering and informed decision-making.
- It encourages accountability and participation.
- It is related to other products providing knowledge and strategy on topics such as radical innovation, leadership.
Its development arises from the idea of 'capacity building', i.e. providing resources and methods that encourage learning and development within the public sector. It reflects the observation that many in the public sector are committed to change and ideals of progress and community value, and that new knowledge and methods can help them in achieving this.