Posts By steve davies

It’s a culture sort of thing

March 2010 Martin Stewart-Weeks gave a presentation to the New Media Group, Victorian Government entitled Getting Under the Skin of Government 2.0 – Issues, Insights and Implications Martin’s presentation, similar to the Australia’s Gov 2.0 Taskforce Report and the reports on innovation in the Australian Public Service and the work of the Reform Group highlightedRead… Read more »


Gov 2.0, social media, social innovation, citizen engagement. All demand creativity and perseverance. We all have our creative slumps. I try and get over mine by going for a walk up Mount Rogers (Canberra). Due for one this weekend. What do you do to recover the creative spark? Steve OZloop

Northern Territory Public Sector – More open than the rest? Could we co-design public sector agencies?

Hi Folks. A lovely Autumn day here in Canberra Australia. OK I’m biased given the time I spent working in the Northern Territory. But, the Nothern Territory Public Sector has always been quite innovative. It all goes back the work done on the Public Service Act and sector wide leadership and management development in theRead… Read more »

Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration

Hi there Govloop members. This is a lengthy post. I apologise for that. It’s been a while, but the Blueprint has finally been released. Go take a look. The Conversation On 29 March I was lucky enough to be able to attend ‘APS Reform: A Conversation’ at the Museum of Australian Democracy. This event wasRead… Read more »

Australian Taxation Office on Twitter

News from OZ I have often drawn attention to the fact that Australian Public Service agencies seem reticent about social media and Gov 2.0 Lead agencies are crucial to setting an example to other Agencies and it is excellent to observe that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is doing just that. The ATO has recentlyRead… Read more »

Is this heresy?

Do we need a non manifesto for innovation and, for that matter Gov 2.0 and social media itself? The innovation manifesto suggests that we do. What do you think of the formula Talk + Action = Zero. Explains a lot I suggest. The Innovation Non Manifesto Steve DOriginally posted on OZloop

Being innovative about innovation

From the Innovation Leadership Network an illuminating piece that highlights why we need to be innovative about innovation itself. I believe this applies to the public sector BIG TIME. What do you think? Steve D Originally posted on OZloop