Posts Tagged: culture

Government 2.0 Taskforce Roadshow – Encouragingly Refreshing

I attended the first Government 2.0 Tasforce Roadshow held yesterday in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Belconnen. Whilst the agenda was published on the Taskforce web site I really did not know what to expect on the day. Given the format the event took it would have been more useful to bothRead… Read more »

Leaving the room I’m not in, anyway

Originally posted on my blog, Talking Salmons. Sometimes in the office, I have to leave the room. My boss-ish (I have three), and his boss often go back and forth about the evils and pitfalls of social media. I’m never invited to the conversation–big people talk and all of that, but I hear every word.Read… Read more »

Stimulus Spending Needs Jidoka – The Proof Is In the Pork

Information on recovery.gov recently reported that the Department of Agriculture was paying $1.2 million for 2 pounds of frozen ham. In fact the contract in question actually purchased 760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191 million for food banks and homeless shelters. In response to misstated information the board overseeing recovery.gov refused to correct the informationRead… Read more »

Drawing on experience within your Department for online initiatives

Republished from eGovAU. It is common practice for government Departments to go to consultants when they need specific skills or experience. The strategy is often to draw on this expertise to get started, transfer as much knowledge as possible to staff and move forward. However sometimes it can be more cost-effective to draw on theRead… Read more »

Culture Change for Government 2.0

The text and slides below are for my session at Public Sphere #2 – Government 2.0: Policy and Practice which is being held at Parliament House tomorrow. The talk is just 10 minutes long, so I don’t go into any real depth – but it is a nice, quick overview. For something organised quickly andRead… Read more »

Public engagement. Public empowerment.

My keynote from GOVIS 2009 – User Centred Government: More than meets the eye. Public engagement. Public empowerment. View more presentations from Stephen Collins. The GOVIS tag line is “Connect. Share. Learn.” So my first question is where is the conference wifi network for all of us to connect? It’s a must have for everyRead… Read more »

U.S. Department of State and the Adobe Foundation Launch Online Video Contest to Amplify U.S. Public Diplomacy

The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Adobe Foundation, today launched an online video contest to amplify U.S. public diplomacy using web-based outreach campaigns and social media platforms. The interactive Video Contest “My Culture + Your Culture=? Share your Story,” is expected to draw thousands of people worldwideRead… Read more »

Preaching to the converted: Reading blogs at work

Original post from http://blog.e.govt.nz/index.php/2008/10/06/ While reading blogs at work last week, ironically, I read this article about reading blogs at work. Now as you can guess, I’m converted: I think irrelevant of the medium, you should be keeping up with developments in your respective field. I would say that easily more than half of myRead… Read more »

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

It’s good to be back after a few weeks on the road. I knew my trip to Kansas would provide fodder for the blog. First, I’ll admit it: I am a latte-drinking, coastal-living (until recently), blue-state elitist. But every time I go on an obligatory trip to the “heartland” (and obligatory is the only reasonRead… Read more »