experiment wildly - small bets, learn lots, kill failure.
Iterate like a fiend. See what works and what doesn't. Learn the lessons. Move on. Essentially - encourage a culture of experimentation.
Completely agree. What is also required though is a committment that, within reasonable limits, failures which will inevitatbly occur as a result of the adoption of an experimental culture will not be used for political gain.
Alex Gibson commented
One of the biggest criticisms of state control vs privatisation is that state control stifles innovation. This doesn't need to be the case if you build innovation/improvement into the system