Sometimes I think the strategy for senior executives regarding gov2.0 should be “Don’t just do something, stand there.” Too frequently when seniors try to help they are not informed by real-world use cases and don’t have a good grasp of technology. So even those with good intentions end up proposing solutions that are not that helpful or are in some cases counterproductive. For example, I’ve seen folks who liked the idea of “mashups” so they funded a year long development effort to hard code an ability to do mashups. That totally defeated the concept of mashups. Real mashups are things that can be done rapidly, by users.
So I guess a question you might want to ask your panel is: What are the right actions for senior leaders regarding gov2.0, and how can a senior leader know they are making a decision that will have a positive effect?
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