Joe Reddix replied to the topic Your perspectives on the demographic shift from Boomers to Gen Y in the forum Government 2.0 Club 9 years, 8 months ago
First thing is to think more collaboration! As the Gen Yers start to take command there is going to be a tremendous move to a more collaborative America in general. Gen Yers are the products of a social media conscious society who have vast access to a mass of information steep in collaboration and dialogue. In other words Gen Yers are probably talking more or should I say texting as a form of two-way communication. Just look at the potential of Fedspace coming out in the fall. One could just imagine the impact of government agencies finally talking to each other a scary thought…
I believe the Federal government will use more adaptive social media outlets to market position requirements and solicit resumes and generate interest in Federal positions. I have to say this Administration and its public service push will aid this effort
The gov/Web 2.0 will result in a continued use of Silicon Valley technology initiatives that will reflect areas of technology such as advance searching of vast amounts of data, dashboards fed by this data and more transparent of information to us citizens. Empowerment is key with this new access to information; leading to a more informative decision process for voters. I believe that government is quickly moving to embrace at senior levels, but there are still some who are somewhat risk adverse to change. Retaining Gen Yers into the government establishment with a clear defined mission is needed. Seems everyone wants a valued purpose in the lives, Federal service could be it for some.
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