A Public Sector Where Digital Natives Thrive

Cross-posted with permission from TheConnectedRepublic – http://theconnectedrepublic.org/posts/458

Digital Natives (people who have grown up in a connected world) have different attitudes, approaches and habits than those in preceding generations and will soon be a major part of society’s workforce. How does the public sector need to change to attract these people and provide them with a working environment which will let them fulfill their potential? This session will compare and contrast Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, and Digital Skeptics and explore how the public sector might change, firstly, as efforts are made to attract Digital Natives and secondly, as Digital Natives becomes more and more influential in how things get done.

At the Public services Summit at Nobel, December 8 – 11, 2009, in an interactive, technology-enabled setting, public sector delegages will collaborate, debate, and vote on the following questions:

1. Should privacy be sacrificed for transparency? Vote one of 3 Ways:

a. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTUzNTQwNzE2OA/web

b. Twitter – tweet @poll 46463 for Yes, @poll 46464 for No

c. Text to +447624806527 – 46463 for Yes, 46464 for No

2. Should the integration of devices, workplaces and “boundary-less” organizations be a top priority for the public sector? Vote one of 3 Ways:

a. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/ODQxMDQ4NTI4/web

b. Twitter – tweet @poll 46462 for Yes, @poll 46465 for No

c. Text to +447624806527 – 46462 for Yes, 46465 for No

3. Should public sector workers be allowed to post content in real-time using social media technologies without management approval? Vote one of 3 Ways:

a. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTEzODgwNDgyNDk/web

b. Twitter – tweet @poll 46466 for Yes, @poll 46467 for No

c. Text to +447624806527 – 46466 for Yes, 46467 for No

What do you think?

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