Posts Tagged: jobs

Network society is lagging in citizen participation in policy decision-making in local government, finds a new study

In his crossnational analysis of the impact of online citizen participation on local government decision-making, Jensen (2008: 25) has reported that the network society is lagging when it comes to citizen participation in policy decision-making. (n=348 elected local government officials in 316 randomly selected municipalities in the United States). Check his full paper.* Dr D.C.MisraRead… Read more »

IBM Center Launches Transition Resources

Next week, we’ll know who the next President will be. And he’ll have to hit the ground running to deal with the mega-challenges he’ll face. His first task will be to put in place his team of executives to run agencies that oftentimes dwarf even Fortune 50 companies. How do they get up to speed?Read… Read more »

“I Read the News Today oh, Boy”

While scanning the news this morning I was surprised by a couple of things that came across the screen. It left me kind of reflective as to how other people might view this time in America’s history. I am very curious how the lesson of 2008 will be told to my grandkids. In all honesty,Read… Read more »

Social Network…May Appear in Government?

Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency. This article on Ars Technica caught my eye. The beginning of the article states: “Now, in light of tightening budgets, a VP analyst at Gartner says it’s time for government departments toRead… Read more »

Government 2.0 Success Stories from the Front Lines

The Social Media Club of DC had a meeting dedicated to Government 2.0 Wednesday night. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but my Strategic Communications Group colleague Bill Murray was there. Bill wrote up his thoughts, and I’m happy to post them here. Bill is very experienced in the b2g field, having formerly worked asRead… Read more »

Revolution Now – Gov 2.0 for the Local Sphere (from adrielhampton.com)

I’ve been intrigued by the possibilities of communications technologies since reading the Isaac Asimov Robot and Foundation books as a young teen. Asimov was a futurist without equal. His vision of the far future included the imagining of the Spacers, a first-wave of extraterrestrial settlers who had grown sedentary in reliance on robot servants. InRead… Read more »

The Public Manager – Special Issue

Alan Balutis, Director and Distinguished Fellow for CISCO’s Internet Business Solutions Group, distributed print copies of this special issue of The Public Manager yesterday at the Young Government Leader’s event on Web 2.0. In order to help him spread this message far and wide, I created the ebook below over at Calameo and wanted toRead… Read more »

Bureaucrat = Epithet

Is bureaucrat a bad word? At the risk of being labelled a heretic, my answer is an unequivocal “Yes!” Now before you lob your government issued ID badge at me, let me clarify. I’m not saying bureacrats are bad. I’m not even saying bureaucracy is bad, despite my allergy to it. What we are talkingRead… Read more »