How we work

We work collaboratively, following many of the principles of ISO 44001. The end-users/problem sponsors, members of MEXE, and all other stakeholders are partners on a task; we succeed together.

This approach is particularly important to MEXE, as many organisations offering support, and government clients themselves, believe that all innovation is now in the private sector; we know that is not true, and know that the MOD and other departments have impressive in-house technical capabilities.

We apply the partnership approach internally too. Rank has its place, but that is not in solving problems or in innovation management. We have no ranks or grades within MEXE – we are all members (including the Director and the General Counsel). We would also like problem sponsors to leave their military ranks and civil service grades at the door when working with us on projects.