Poll Results – On the Fence Regarding Public Service Academy

I closed the poll for the latest survey question: “What’s Your Opinion of the U.S. Public Service Academy” The results look like this: 13.0% Best Idea Ever 39.1% Better Than Most Ideas 21.7% Not Really Necessary 26.1% Big Waste of Money It’s a pretty interesting breakdown. Basically it’s a 50/50 split on whether people think… Read more »

Unlikely Allies: Flickr and the Library of Congress

Last week, I posted a story on my blog about the Library of Congress and it’s partnership with Flickr to create something called “The Commons.” Take a look for yourself! Here’s a sample photo: Here’s the blog entry: Check out this article in USA Today regarding the Library of Congress and its use of Flickr,… Read more »

Transforming Bureaucratic Cultures

Today I am posting from The Public Manager and American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s conference in Baltimore, MD – dubbed “Transforming Bureaucratic Cultures: Challenges and Solutions for Public Management Practitioners.” The conference has featured six tracks: performance, accountability, human capital, technology, communication and governance. Thought leaders from across government, industry, and academia have gathered… Read more »

The Military and Web 2.0: Falling Behind and Thriving?

In two separate articles last week, our Armed Forces received a mixed review on their use of Web 2.0 tools: The first article, Army Secretary: We’re Falling Behind, declares: “Senior Army leaders have fallen behind the breakneck development of cheap digital communications including cell phones, digital cameras and Web 2.0 Internet sites such as blogs… Read more »

Overcoming an Unexpected Challenge: Telework and Knowledge Transfer

Excerpt from a new post at http://generationshift.blogspot.com: I am a telework advocate. In fact, I am a full-time teleworker that happens to be developing a 3-hour training workshop that motivates Federal managers to give their employees the chance to work remotely (and to telework themselves!). As I have been preparing this course, I have delved… Read more »

Impact of the Generations and Web 2.0 on Government

Hello everyone, I just learned about GovLoop today and joined immediately. What a great concept! If you like Web 2.0 tools and are curious to learn more about the impact of the four generations on the Federal workforce, I would invite you visit my blog: http://generationshift.blogspot.com. Look for a blog entry about GovLoop soon. Glad… Read more »