Steve davies's Blog – November 2010 Archive (6)

Social media in the public service : The management challenge

eGov AU recently featured a post entitled The ongoing struggles to balance IT security and staff empowerment. The post highlighted the following action taken by an Australian Government department.


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Added by steve davies on November 28, 2010 at 10:58am — 20 Comments

Australia missing the Gov 2.0 boat: Gartner

Sometimes I do wonder whether my views on the lack progress on the ground with the use of social media in the public service are pessimistic. Certainly my presentation at the Gov 2.0 conference was in that camp.


Addressing a media session at the Gartner Symposium in Sydney yesterday, analyst Andrea Di Maio said the use of social media by employees could be crucial to the…
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Added by steve davies on November 19, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Use of Wikis in the Australian Public Service

One of the more practical changes that could be made in the Australian Public Service, at minimal risk for those who are risk averse, is to use wikis within agencies to do such things as develop policies, guidelines and online documents associated with a whole range of corporate functions. For example, human resources and agency agreement proposals.


Safe, transparent and, given the APS wide mantra on the importance os staff engagement . . .…
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Added by steve davies on November 18, 2010 at 7:55am — 23 Comments

First Click and Gov 2.0 campaigns for Australia?

The BBC First Click campaign was launched in October this year to encourage people to get online in the UK.


I might have been asleep at the wheel when this came out - stumbled across it while checking out BBC Wales. It's a great initiative supported by the BBC Connect site.


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Added by steve davies on November 14, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

Gov 2.0 participation

Some of the conversation at the Gov 2.0 conference got me thinking about the question of whether we need to figure out what the unwritten rules of conversation that may be impeding dialogue are.



To do this maybe we need to ask ourselves individually and discuss collectively the following questions:



What are the characteristics of information and views that makes them easy to share and talk about?



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Added by steve davies on November 9, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Gov 2.0 Conference Canberra November 2010

The Gov 2.0 conference held in Canberra last week was great. The need for people to work collaboratively and address the issue of the culture of the public service loomed large.


Here are the presentations and some great photos from the conference.


The big take home was that…
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Added by steve davies on November 7, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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