livepods.policymaking

Regenerate policy-making by restoring trust in the process. We help you to consistently and effectively adopt participatory processes that allow stakeholders to be relevant to your policy development and engaged in their own communities.

By applying design for policy to policy making we can help you:

  • articulate the format of the policy debate to achieve true collaboration;
  • (re)design your policy instruments with your constituency in mind
  • review your public service flow to better serve your constituency while increasing efficiency.

You can host beautiful decision making processes and elevate everyone’s understanding of a policy context by simply introducing change in these fields.

Livepods make available the processes, methods and products developed in several years of service to EU institutions.

Three formats allow to reach unexpected results, with increasing levels of commitment.

Policy lab as discovery and sense making sessions
From half-day to week-long sessions, this format sets the foundation of your change process. It maps the current state of play of the policy area from the perspectives of your policy units and key stakeholders. It also helps you to identify the most likely agents of change and their constraints, a key insight to inform your strategy.
In terms of commitment, this is a one-off exercise that can rely entirely on external resources and therefore the least expensive option to introduce change.
However, you must prepare proper follow-up activities to manage and fulfill the expectations and creative energy that this format generates.

Policy lab as an action-based (challenge-based) change process
This format coordinates several activities, including policy lab sessions, into a change process that spans across several months. It requires you to dedicate internal resources that are proportional to the magnitude of the process, from one to several full-time equivalents.
This format goes beyond the one-off exercise to establish permanent change in the organisation or to achieve a sound, holistic policy development.

Policy lab as a structure
This format is the “go-to” solution for most organisations. Setting up physical and organisational structures (i.e. an office space and a unit) is what makes most administrators “feel” like they have established a serious change process.
In reality, experience indicates that a structure without supporting practices does not facilitate (and often hinders) organic change processes. Most physical policy labs are very dependent on the political priorities of the moment and are easily dismantled because of the costs they imply.

We help establishing a structural policy lab by organically introducing change processes that contribute to a cultural change in the organisation. This strategy is equally effective if you need to start a Lab from scratch or if you already have an established structure.

Please book any available slot for an informal conversation on how a policy lab can regenerate your organisation.