Perhaps “social media/marketing ethics” because the discussions of this seem unaligned with what is happening in the real world social media at the individual level compared to the corporate level. And so it relates back to that phrase “It’s not about me.”, when often it is…
Gary Berg-Cross replied to the topic The internet is not making us dumber (alt. title – “Where Good Ideas come from”) in the forum Smarter, Better, Open Government 10 years, 1 month ago
Some people are concerned about the Internet overwhelming us and making us dumber. One book on this is:
THE SHALLOWS: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.By Nicholas Carr. W.W. Norton.
Are we becoming more like pseudo librarians– able to find information quickly and discern the best nuggets – and less scholars who digest and…[Read more]
Part of the reason that much of the populace is “not listening is that they are in information and cognitive overload. They are unability to keep up and process & integrate excessive information because:
– too much information (of various value) is availiable
– too much information demand from their work and relations
– constant multi-tasking with…[Read more]
Being in the East I didn’t see much of Harry Reid’s campaign. If Angle is “a dangerous nutjob ” there might be something to worry about having such a senator. So perhaps we can find that fine line about “worry” campaigns instead of “fear” campaigns…..
“We’re doing politically correct state pronunciations now?”
All campaigns seek messages that resonate with people and involve shot guns approaches to get attention. Some message are backed by facts and others are hot button issues. These latter are what I think of politically correct. Saying that there were death panels in the health care bill…[Read more]
Peter M. Senge’s work is often cited for KM “The Fifth Discipline ” which discusses the Learning Orgnization.
The 5 disciplines are:
Building Shared Vision
Team Learning (Dialogue)
See also The Fifth Discipline FieldBook along with The Dance Of Change.
Gary Berg-Cross replied to the topic Ouch! Researchers Find Number of Primary Care Docs to Decrease While Demand to Increase in the forum Healthcare Rx 10 years, 2 months ago
I heard a talk at NIH which made the opposite prediction. Jay H. Sanders, M.D.(CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group Organization and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins gave a talk called:
“Our Healthcare Delivery System:Where We Are and Where We Need To Be”
I don’t have a copy of his slides but basically he pointed out that people have built…[Read more]
Success in a CoP includes a growing community where members have had a chance to know something about each other, what they have in common and how to pursue identified goals of the group. In one CoP that I am secretary for we develop annual goals that include building demonstrations that will move our field of interest forward. We cooperate with…[Read more]
Gary Berg-Cross replied to the topic Help me design a multi-tenant government data dictionary in the forum Knowledge Management in Government 10 years, 2 months ago
Is there any reason that you did not cite the DRM part of the FEA? The model suggested there has a bit more semantics than a traditional data dictionary (but probably not enough to ensure easy interoperability.)
Taxonomies, thesauri, classification systems, synonym rings are all examples of controlled vocabularies.
Without things like…[Read more]
Nice to have your update.
Recently there was a discussion on the NYT By BOB TEDESCHI on “two sharp-tongued advertising industry blogs, posted comments blaming the sites for contributing to ad executive Paul Tilley’s suicide.”
Some of the disucssion of this is at: <a…[Read more]
These are good success stories in a way. They show more constituents eyes on things like Board meetings. It would be nice to know what was the consequence of this and whether there was more activism and discussion generated or more buy in on actions etc.
Jenn Gustetic posted an article that may be of interest to the group on “Congress Simplifying a Process? Making Prizes more attractive to the Federal Government”
Prizes and competitions provide one way to stimulate innovation and tap “solver communities” that may
not have been leveraged previously when considering some of our nation’s
The NextGov site has a recent article on the Data Deluge (By Carolyn Duffy Marsan 08/23/2010)
It starts this way:
“The federal government is awash in data. And it’s expanding at rates faster than chief information officers can count. No one knows exactly how much information agencies have stored in their far-flung databases, but experts say it’s…[Read more]
My first reaction was similar to the earlier posts that the “web” is just evolving. We even have version #s for it. Web 2.0 was about user generated content and social applications such as YouTube and Wikipedia, then version web 3.0 is vaguely and hopefully described as “the Web of Openness. This reflects the idea that the web will evlove to give…[Read more]
In some of my consulting I got the impression that some gov managers, especially junior ones, felt empowered by having consultants as their staff. So there were psychological factors of status involved. They didn’t have anyone else to direct.
Also since some Gov staff were busy at manager meetings consultants who were around could serve to inform…[Read more]
Gary Berg-Cross replied to the topic Congrats! You Won an Award, Awesome Govie (Now What Would You Call It?) in the forum Miscellaneous 10 years, 5 months ago
Perhaps we should feature the idea of smart or effective government. So we would have a “Smart Gov” award.
I disagree. Reality doesn’t work that way. NASA engineers have as many rules to make a mission effective as they need to achieve a result. That is there are no arbitrary boundaries we can draw without risking the mission.
We may view social reality the same way. Drawing boundaries is often a group convenience, but this can be a short-term gain at…[Read more]
Goldsmith wants to unwind the improvements in checks and balances that were instituted in response to the political corruption during the Tammany Hall era. But clearly civil service reform did things like preventing people from hiring their buddies which were part of that corruption. To executives like . Goldsmith, rules may be slowing down the…[Read more]
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