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 fundamental changes to leadership and management that will be needed in a Web 2.0 world and the challenges these changes will pose for agencies.
My take on this is ‘Command and Control VS Collaboration and Engagement’ so melding the two will be a challenge on the ground. I playfully call this ‘The culture wars’.
So are you a new public servant? And how will the issue of organisational culture play out? War or a sensible and workable transition from the old to the new.
For those of you not in Canberra or Australia the Informant is a freebie publication of the Canberra Times. Thanks to the Canberra Times for providing a pdf of the article.