Posts Tagged: meetings

How-To: Hold a Meeting and Survive

How to Hold a Meeting and Survive Adam Sulewski “A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” – Milton Berle We all have had the pleasure of attending a poorly-run meeting. Hopefully, these experiences will motivate you to ensure your own task-driven gatherings do not earn the same evaluation. Meetings can beRead… Read more »

Public eComment: Fostering Productive Citizen Engagement and Participation over the Web

Government webinar featuring the City of Arcata. With the fast pace of technology, it’s possible to improve public access and engage citizens more effectively. The City of Arcata has adeptly accomplished this. Arcata recently launched the Granicus eComment system to make decision-making more collaborative. By integrating a transactional Web-form into their Granicus multimedia toolset, theRead… Read more »

Granicus Announces National Digital Governance Award Winners

Awards Distinguish Excellence in Government 2.0 San Francisco, CA – Today, Granicus, Inc announced the winners of the 2009 Digital Governance Awards. Granicus is the nation’s leading provider of integrated streaming media, legislative management, and online training solutions built to help government agencies enhance Web-based transparency, citizen participation, and communication. The awards honor government agenciesRead… Read more »

What can Government 2.0 do to improve the efficiency of outsider visits to Federal Agencies?

As a government contractor with good intentions,-) I routinely visit a number of military and civilian Federal agencies in DC, MD, and VA. My experience in getting into these agencies is uniformly the same – long, cumbersome, and confusing. Now we all agree that the Federal agencies should control access to their facilities for securityRead… Read more »

Robert Gates Runs Effective Meetings, Why Can’t I?!

Reading today’s Eye Opener, I was struck by a quotation regarding how SecDef Robert Gates handles meetings: “Even Gates’s detractors concede that he is a ruthlessly effective manager of the Pentagon bureaucracy. He demands that all briefing slides from his staff and military commanders reach his office the day before the meeting in which theyRead… Read more »

Rule #6: “Most meetings contain a very high % of “Mental Masturbation” which can be significantly reduced by the chair creating and following and agenda”

Rule #6: “Most meetings contain a very high % of “Mental Masturbation” which can be significantly reduced by the chair creating and following and agenda” For 25 years peers, bosses, subordinates and my wife have tried to convince me to eliminate the term “mental masturbation” from my vocabulary. I continue to use it not forRead… Read more »