What? The Government Competes?

What? The Government Competes?

What? The Government Competes?

What? The Government competes? In a world where threats change constantly and the Government needs to absorb modern technology quickly to meet its mission challenges (and retire expensive legacy systems), the Government is competing for talent. By adopting innovation methods that allow it to experiment and prototype and find better ways of working quickly, it can demonstrate that its mission is worthy of the focus of the best talent – in technology and other areas.

By making Design Thinking a frequently-used technique, the Government can inspire its current workforce and attract new talent. 

What makes Design Thinking such an exciting technique is that it offers immeasurable ways to solve problems, which is vital during the Government’s competitive approach in today’s ever-changing threat environment. How does this work? Real-world experiments! Real-world experiments strengthen the current work force and attract new talent by focusing on a unified-collaborative method to problem solving.

Design Thinking allows everyone who is participating in the experiment to express their ideas, offer insight, engage in prototype testing, refine the plan, and launch the product to determine which experiment is most beneficial. It also allows the Government to attract new talent because it focuses on both horizontal and vertical levels; meaning that all individuals have a say in shaping the Government’s competition. For example, here at Arc Aspicio, we work hard to foster a Design Thinking environment in which all employees feel comfortable contributing ideas that will best serve our clients. Individuals at the associate level can work with senior leaders to apply Design Thinking strategies together, thereby incorporating the unified-collaborative approach that gives the Government the biggest competitive advantage in countering today’s ever-changing threat environment.

Places that employ a Design Thinking mindset are places where people want to work. Collaboration helps to eliminate the possibility of unchallenged viewpoints, limited ideas, and isolated solutions which may limit the Government’s potential to compete in today’s ever-changing threat environment. By focusing on the importance of collaboration, the Government can successfully apply Design Thinking and attract the best talent by thinking next, now!

About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. As a rapidly growing company, Arc Aspicio has a bold strategy for 2016-2018 that drives growth through new capabilities in strategy, design, human capital, data analytics, information sharing, cybersecurity, and strategic communications. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude – for its clients and its great team. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com

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Chris Joined Arc Aspicio as a Junior Associate in March 2017. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science in Homeland Security Degree from Monmouth University. Chris enjoys work where his skills and expertise focus primarily on strengthen information sharing best practices for the homeland security enterprise.

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