On 16 Sep 2016, the MOD announced the Defence Innovation Initiative – a fund of £800m over 10 years to “provide the freedom to pursue and deliver innovative solutions…taking forward the best ideas from inside and outside Defence”. This follows a similar model to the Defense Innovation Unit (www.DIUx.mil) which began in August 2015 in the US. Information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accelerator-themed-competition-revolutionise-the-human-information-relationship-for-defence/defence-innovation-initiative-information The […]
http://taskandpurpose.com/unpacking-civilian-military-divide/ Take responsibility for bridging the gap at your own level, and provide opportunities for service and insight to the civilian world as well. How can you do this in your workplace?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/23/bridging-civilian-military-gap/70326160/ Conversations are key – break out of your own military bubble and show the civilian world the real face of the UK military!
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-warrior-main-20150524-story.html An American article, but with many relevant points for the UK military too. How can we in the UK help bridge our own civ-mil divide?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brentgleeson/2013/10/02/the-silo-mentality-how-to-break-down-the-barriers/#3879ee988c7e A key article, which touches on many of the aims of the MLC. Breaking down barriers (or ‘silos’) is key to sharing best practice and avoiding becoming stuck in a rut in your own leadership style and military career too. Silos may be either within your own Service, even your own department, or more broadly, the military as one entire silo to be bridged. […]