Maybe a foolish idea from a Gov’t 2.0 thinker: Could be usefull the “wikigov” concept?

Maybe is not as new as I thought, but re-reading the Dan Tapscott’s Wikinomics again, I was trying to link the wikinomics principles to e-government. And I made a question to share with you: It’s possible to think about wikigovs? If it is, Is’t usefull at local level?

Wikigovs could be a model of government based in the four ideas of wikinomics: Openness, Peering, Sharing, and Acting Globally.

I thought that the ides was similar @Gov’t 2.0, but more open and global centered than that.

What do you think? Can local govs act with the openess, peering, sharing and acting globally as companies? Could be GovLoop a good exemple of that idea?


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Adriel Hampton

wikigovs doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all – problem is all the existing structure that countermands the call for change. Just sitting in class last night hearing about the hundred-plus-year history of civil service systems in the U.S., I could feel a bunch of talented young people shrinking back from the notion of working for gov. So changing the existing structure before we overlap it – can wikigovs help with that?

Lluís Mauri Sellés

I thought that It can. In my short experience in GovLoop 2.0 and similar comunitties of civil servants and professionals, I could see that we have similar items to fight arround the world.
One solution in a existing “hundred-plus-year history” structure can be run in another if the civil servants are open-minded and have the abillity to translate them to there system (Adriel, I thought that you are an example of this kind of civil servants).
This “internacionalization” of local govs could be a point to change the mind of young people about local govs.
Can we define the concept of wikigovs to make it run and atractive?