Steve davies's Blog – January 2012 Archive (8)

Social media and public servants - Online participation not wanted? Well maybe, Maybe not.

In this weekends Canberra Times Markus Mannheim wrote a piece entitled Please speak freely, servants...just don't upset anyone.

 

Markus apologises, not for his original article, but for the aftermath. And I quote,

 

I'm not sorry for highlighting this latest advice; that's my job. It's…

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Added by steve davies on January 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Social media and the 21st Century Enlightenment

Some time ago I wrote and presented a paper advocating the need for a Public Service Renaissance. A philosophical kindred spirit recently drew my attention to the work of Matthew Taylor and the …

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Added by steve davies on January 29, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1

Interesting post by Erika Andersen pointing out that,

 

According to Jackson(and, again, I agree with him) top talent does indeed leave for the same reasons everyone else does. If I were to distill his ‘top ten reasons’ down to one, it’s this:

Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed…

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Added by steve davies on January 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Attitudes to social media and tech in the public service

In my post Social media and public servants - Online participation not wanted? I highlighted the fact that the new Australian Public Service Commission guidelines on social media conveyed a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt. The point being that the FUD overwhelmed the positive aspects of the guidelines. Couple that with the blocking of many social media…

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Added by steve davies on January 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Surveys, Whistle Blowing and Story Telling

At last years Smart Government Conference the punchline on my presentation was the proposition that we needed a safe means for public servants to tell their stories of their experiences of work. Read more

 

I've been giving that a lot of thought. Firstly, because this can be done.…

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Added by steve davies on January 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social media and public servants - Online participation not wanted?

Just read an interesting piece by Markus Manhheim, Public Service Reporter, Canberra Times - PS on notice over social media use.

I know that central agencies in the public sector do not deliberately issue circulars with the intent of telling public servants to, as it were, shut up online. However, that is precisely what …

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Added by steve davies on January 18, 2012 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Does the public service need more free radicals?

First up thanks to @allisonhornery for the heads up on A Manifesto for Free Radicals by Scott Belsky.

 

 

The Manifesto resonates well with me given the content of the…

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Added by steve davies on January 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Australian Public Service Reform Revisited

So 2012 is here.

 

We've had the initial flurry of reform activity - reports, committees and information cascading from on high along with requests for feedback. So, with the increased efficiency dividend about to impact Australian Public Service agencies what does reform really look like? More pointedly, is the APS really Building the future together? By the way, that's the tagline used on the APS…

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Added by steve davies on January 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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