Leadership

The Future of Government 2.0

Well before Obama actually assumes office on January 20th, those of us who follow new government media have already observed a proliferation of fresh perspectives on how emerging web technologies may be utilized by the next administration. Some people cite blogging as the key to reform (blogging drives the entire internet, right?) Others claim that… Read more »

What Makes Government 2.0 Different from Enterprise 2.0?

This post previously appeared on my “Social Media Strategery” blog. One of the things that I have consistently noticed in my five years as a government communications consultant is that our new hires who come from the corporate world go through an adjustment period upon first supporting a government client. That’s to be expected as… Read more »

Ten Guiding Principles for E-civil Service

I Introduction Is there anything called e-civil service or electronic civil service? If so, what is it? How does it differ from the traditional civil service? How can it keep pace with technological developments? What role does it have in Government 2.0? Is there any conflict between old conduct rules for the civil servants and… Read more »

Great discussions happening here on management and governance!

It’s topical all over it seems. And the bane of my existence 😉 There are some great discussions happening on how to manage the web – what teams are there invovled, who does what, and why, and what works and what doesn’t. It’s one I’m keen on watching, so I’d like to see what others… Read more »

Sea Monkey or Seahorse: Which Are You in Times of Crisis?

Over the course of this week I had the opportunity to visit with a wide variety of executives. They ranged from leaders of multi-billion dollar enterprises to emerging entrepreneurs. What struck me most was the polarization of attitudes across two distinct camps, namely the “sea monkeys” versus the “seahorses”. Monkey Sea, Monkey Do Sea Monkeys… Read more »

Mainstreaming

Seems to me like this little economic crisis thing may just propel our profession into an organic change of its own. For some time I’ve thought that the next evolution for HR will be to displace responsibility to operational management. Said differently, that we enable others to do for themselves what we’ve been doing for… Read more »

Federal Eye: Top Federal Workers Union Lists Priorities for Obama

Once he takes office, President-elect Obama should issue an executive order re-establishing the federal sector labor-management partnership and all federal agencies should have to review service contracts and cancel wasteful ones, according to recommendations issued today by the National Treasury Employees Union. The group represents roughly 150,000 federal employees and 31 agencies or departments. It… Read more »

Joe the Senator

So the vote is in and it looks as if Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Of course he loses his seat on the Environment and Public Works Committee. I’m not sure yet how I feel about this. Lieberman, like anyone, should be allowed to support any… Read more »