Steve davies's Blog – February 2010 Archive (8)

OZloop Refocused

After talking around the traps and having a bit of a ponder I think it is about time to refocus OZloop. Personally, I see it as an evolving beast anyway.

The Gov 2.0 Taskforce Report focus and title Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 sparked the thought of public servants and community colleagues just getting on with engaging with one another. Lot's of people seems to be doing just that, but it is fair to say that the bulk of public servants are comparatively…

Added by steve davies on February 21, 2010 at 12:40pm — 5 Comments

Open Gov Dashboard

Wouldn't it be great to have something like this here? With the addition of a dashboard for measuring progress within agencie/departments. For example, use of social media to enable collaboration between public servants, frequency of robust discussion etc

Added by steve davies on February 12, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Employee Engagement/Organisational Culture Surveys

Has anyone else observed the phenomena of employee engagement/organisational culture surveys being conducted across organisations by Human Resource/Organisational Development/People areas and then the results being cascaded down through the hierarchy?

It's a bit like drip feeding people information and is, well, disengaging.

Wouldn't it be great if the results of these surveys were anonymised by the Bureau of Statistics to provide confidence that…

Added by steve davies on February 12, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Victoria steams ahead?

Has anyone been keeping an eye on the Victorian Public Sector? They are steaming ahead of any other Australian State/Territory public sector jurisdiction in terms of a whole of sector approach to Gov 2.0.

One of the latest examples is the VPS's work on the…

Added by steve davies on February 12, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

And if we had that much snow in Canberra?

A cool post from our good friend Steve Ressler over at Govloop. So to take our minds off the increasingly hot weather in Australia what would you do if we were snowed in here this winter? Or for those in warmer places what should we do?

Steve D

Added by steve davies on February 10, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

New times demand a new public servant

Last weeks Public Sector Informant published an article by Terry Fewtrell on the implications of the work done by the Gov 2.0 Taskforce. Terry is principal consultant with Yellow Edge Consulting. The article…

Added by steve davies on February 10, 2010 at 3:41am — 1 Comment

Engage or Disengage

You might like to read this News report from the ABC
It seems the situation in regard to social media is just as inconsistent at the political level in Australia as it is in the public service.

What are the implications for Gov 2.0?

Not good I suggest.

Added by steve davies on February 3, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cabinet Report Card

President Barack Obama's cabinet have prepared videos outlining their achievements in 2009 and ideas for 2010.

Should our Goverments do this? Would Australian's see it as being an honest attempt to engage or a marketing ploy?

Added by steve davies on February 2, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

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