GovLoop’s Top 5 categories can often get people responding enthusiastically. I recall that the top places to have a Government Job fired up personal responses.
Recently some of us have been thinking of the reasons that people cite for not starting or buying into Open Government. So we thought that sharing some Top 5 Excuses for not doing Open Gov might provide some interesting insights. Here are our current top 5.
1. It is not my job.
2. This is just latest management fad/buzzword and is not relevant (or “this too shall pass”.
3. Openness will just bring “problems”.
4. We don’t know how to do this.
5. No time/resources to do it (or buy-in from those who control resources).
Are this a good list and familiar or have you heard “better” excused.
Bonus – we’re working on a Guide to help people through barriers so maybe your ideas will be included.