Posts By steve davies

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 byRead… Read more »

New times demand a new public servant

So what would a new public servant look like in the States? 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 New times demand a new public servant, highlights the fundamentalRead… Read more »

iPad & Gov 2.0

Picking up on Apple’s iPad video and Steve Job’s comments about holding the internet in the palm of your hand, what should Gov 2.0 applications – how we access government data and the Gov 2.0 ‘world’ look like? I openly admit my bias – have been around Macs since the year dot. But surely theRead… Read more »

The 90-9-1 Principle of Social Media

Just posted on OZloop – Is this an issue in the States? What are the implications of The 90 – 9 – 1 Principle for Gov 2.0 and citizen participation? And, indeed, for public servants engaging in robust online discussion. Here is a presentation given by Crispin Butteriss of Bang the Table on this issue.Read… Read more »

World Government Data – Is this the league table? Is there an international dimension?

Data Store – World Government Data Hi When I checked this out by looking at the data posted by country the results were: UK=1,699, U.S = 1042, New Zealand = 245 and Australia = 69. So on the face of it Australia is lagging behind. When I started to look at what is actually providedRead… Read more »

Invitation to Govloop Members : Survey Australian Gov 2.0 Open Declaration

Hi Govloop Colleagues and Friends – I’d like to invite you to take part in our survey on open government. As we ar all active in this space I think doing a survey like this makes sense. Read on. I posted some thoughts around advocacy on OZloop. Probably because while we are all advocates ofRead… Read more »

Report of Australia’s Gov 2.0 Taskforce Released

Hi Folks, The final report of our Gov 2.0 Taskforce has been released and is available from the Department of Finance and Deregulation right now. Borrowing Steve Ressler’s language, It is an awesome report and in many ways the report title – Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 Report of the Government 2.0 Taskforce –Read… Read more »