April 2010 Blog Posts (7)


Gov 2.0, social media, social innovation, citizen engagement. All demand creativity and perseverance. We all have our creative slumps. I try and get over mine by going for a walk up Mount Rogers (Canberra). Due for one this weekend.

What do you do to recover the creative spark?

Added by steve davies on April 28, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments

Department of Immigration leading with a new Social Media Policy

Goodmorning Colleagues, friends and foes

Excellent to see that Departments such as Immigration are stepping up to the plate and making a statement externally about their policy on use Social Media. Have a read? What do you think?

028 Apr 12 DIAC Social media…


Added by K J Flanigan on April 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Union perspective

Could public sector unions be doing more to help public servants to engage online? Read more Regardless of whether they are members or not.

Steve D

Added by steve davies on April 19, 2010 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Northern Territory Public Sector - More open than the rest? Could we co-design public sector agencies?

OK I'm biased given the time I spent working in the N.T. But, the Nothern Territory Public Sector has always been quite innovative. It all goes back the work done on the Public Service Act and sector wide leadership and management development in the early 90s.

To put that in perspective the NTPS shifted to a framework act in the early 90s whereas the APS did not until 1999. I was lucky enough to be involved in some of the work associated with that - a lot of energy and…

Added by steve davies on April 18, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

News from Canada

Canada to revamp Federal Public Service. Our collegues in Canada naturally handle reform differently. This seems very refreshing. A solid workplace based approachhttp://www.ottawacitizen.com/mobile/iphone/story.html?id=2788628

Added by steve davies on April 13, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Social Media 101

Check out the Beginner's Guide courtesy of AGIMO. And thanks to Craig Thomler of eGov AU as well.

How good is this?

Added by steve davies on April 12, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Public Sector Reform and Enhanced Democracy : Us Now

Jury Konga a friend of ours from Govloop made an interesting comment about the Ahead of the Game Report.

"Bringing any "blueprint to life" is usually a daunting task and much of the reason for this lies with the degree of leadership support for truly changing the culture (not just tinkering around the edges). One of the phrases that captured my imagination some time ago was from the British film "Us Now", about… Continue

Added by steve davies on April 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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