Defence Innovation Initiative in the MOD – how the MLC fits in

Defence Innovation Initiative in the MOD – how the MLC fits in

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 […]

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Unpacking the civ-mil divide

Unpacking the civ-mil divide

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?

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Bridging the civilian-military gap

Bridging the civilian-military gap

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!

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US Military and Civilians are increasingly divided

US Military and Civilians are increasingly divided

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?

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The Silo Mentality – how to break down the barriers

The Silo Mentality – how to break down the barriers

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. […]

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