Since I went full-time on GovLoop, the number one question I get every day is “how does it feel to join the dark side?”
I know it is innocent question but the connotation goes to the fact that being a government employee is good and serving government from the outside is bad.
To me that is a very simplistic version of public service that I think is changing. Public service is truly multi-sector and I think you can serve the public good via for-profit, non-profit, and government employment.
Neither is inherent superior but I think depending on the task different forms of public service can help solve it easier.
And it is often not alone but public-private-nonprofit partnerships.
With GovLoop, I hope to speak more about social entrepreneurship and how I see the future of public service and social enterprise.
I also will walk the walk and let my actions speak louder than words. As you can see with the launch of the Awesome Government fund.