As someone suggested, I would not use "career dropout" - this has a negative connotation. Use your term - you have become a "social entrepreneur". (much better). I have moved (several times) into a social entrepreneurial…"
I think the model described ("open innovation") covers your concerns by getting the community involved and keeping them involved through the final stage ("implementation"). This way if a "popular" solution gets…"
"Applying innovation to change management is the key to success here. (refer the Toyota Way)
We need to be educating governments on the benefits of applying innovation (techniques and practices) with the bottom up drivers and the top down support."
"I thought I would make a comment here as possibly the only Aussie looking at this post (come on other Aussies make a "liar" of me).
First I agree with one of the simple posts on your member page "106 slides. Wow"
This is a life…"
Sure got a friendly "kick" from Adriel about your commercial stuff on the site. This is pretty normal. It is good to see they are actively moderating the GovLoop site. We can certainly get SCF stuff onto the main site in the form of…"
From a good old Aussie perspective, your 2pm ET is around midnight for me in Sydney, Australia.
It seems like 8am might be more appropriate where majority of people could come in early or do it at home (and I would be happy as I can…"
"Community Engagement is now mandated (by legislation) in my home state (NSW in Australia). So local government needs to become more efficient and more effective. We cannot do this with old tools and old ways. We need to change and integrate our…"
Enjoyed your forecasts (and it is not easy to use a crystal ball, let alone interpret what you see!).
One comment that needs expressing (for discussion) from your post and Cris' comment here is that we need to separate the…"
"Innovation is the key to success for our involvement in Gov2.0 initiatives. I was delighted to find the attached link (in a USA Gov2.0 group discusion). I thought I would bring it to the attention of others, who like me might not have been aware of…"
"I think we might be gettting a bit confused with terminology here.
Surely the ultimate goal is to "deliver appropriate, required services" to our customers (community).
The term Customer Service tends to be used to describe the interaction…"
I love your honesty and that will help in PM.
My suggestion is "get out and do it!" (and there is no time like the present).
PM is like riding a bike (you can only read and learn about it for a limited time and then you need to do…"
"What are we talking about here. It is not about individual public servants. We are talking about a whole new way of doing business (focused on Government). This requires major cultural changes and it involves change at all levels. We need to change…"
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