Promote a culture of innovation in the organization
We will know we have reached this destination when MnDOT delivers a 21st century transportation solution that accommodates the diverse needs of all Minnesotans and when we have achieved balance between addressing preservation needs and congestion issues.
To achieve this we will foster innovation and collaborative partnerships, develop ground-breaking multi-modal transportation practices and encourage research. We will also build capacity to develop, implement and sustain solutions that balance preservation needs and address congestion issues.
Measurement of progress
We will measure our progress by:
- Using employee surveys to determine whether MnDOT's workplace culture fosters innovation
- Polling key external stakeholders to determine their perception of MnDOT's success in innovation.
Flagship initiatives for Innovation
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS): Integrate CSS within MnDOT as a business model to improve processes and to balance competing objectives while enabling MnDOT to achieve more than 20 measurable benefits that can be correlated with CSS.
Innovative Finance: The program will further the department's desire to continuously improve transportation funding and financing options and fully utilize a wide array of alternative financing approaches in its annual investment program in an accountable, transparent and fiscally responsible manner.
Sustainability Initiative: Generated by the E-Magination Jam, this initiative will explore "green" action steps that MnDOT can take to enable resource efficiencies and steward workplace shifts. The scope of this initiative will be further developed in follow up to the E-Magination Jam.