Posts Tagged: Innovations

Like Steve Jobs, Government can “Think Different”

The following is the original version of a shorter post originally published on GPO’s Government BookTalk blog on October 11, 2011. On October 5, 2011, we lost one of America’s great geniuses of innovation, Apple’s founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. From the beginning, Steve Jobs seemed to “Think Different” than everyone else, which made Apple’sRead… Read more »

New Year, New Manor Innovations

It seems like today so many agencies are plagued by the expenses of online web development and associated hosting; Manor was no different. Smaller agencies pay thousands of dollars to private companies to developed attractive websites that can be done at a fraction of the cost. After discussing my frustrations with Luke Fretwell, the founderRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #10 – Status Updates #OGI

The final principle from the new practical guide to Gov 2.0 is status updates. Consumer social networking has driven the status update phenomenon, with most services including function so we can see what our friends, family, coworkers and other associates are up to. While it may seem that the status update is too frivolous orRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #6 – Use Gaming and Play #OGI

Here’s the next in my series from the practical guide to gov 2.0 – Principle #6 – Use Play and Gaming Enterprise learning professionals are increasingly relying on play and gaming as a key element of corporate training and development programs. They are doing so with good reason, as play and gaming are engaging inRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #4 – Measurement Matters #OGI

Principle #4, from the practical guide to gov 2.0, is Measurement Matters To truly ensure the success of your government 2.0 initiatives, metrics need to be clearly defined and measured on an ongoing basis. Metrics are central to being able to plan and strategize efforts and activities in a project. This enables users and communityRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #3 – Appropriate Calls to Action #OGI

Here’s Principle #3 from my new practical guide to Gov 2.0 – Appropriate Calls to Action The unique value of government 2.0 is engaging the voice of community members, but in the beginning it can be difficult to get people talking within a community. There may be a lot of lurkers, but not a wholeRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #2 – Crowdsource Relevance #OGI

Here’s Principle #2 from our new guide to Gov 2.0, just in time for this week’s OGI show – Crowdsource Relevance Most social networking sites and communities have so much content, that it can be overwhelming to users. These sites, to varying degrees, make use of crowdsourcing, where users essentially do the work of “classifying”Read… Read more »

New Gov 2.0 Guide – Principle #1 – Simplicity #OGI

Here’s a new guide to government 2.0, designed to offer success strategies for applying proven social networking principles within the government and military, just in time for the Open Government and Innovations starting tomorrow in DC. I’ll be speaking at the event tomorrow as a panelist in Session 4-1 Openness, Information Sharing, and the UseRead… Read more »