gov 2.0


gov 2.0

Seven Management Imperatives

Saturday, June 4th, 2011 - 14:36
  Periodically the IBM Center staff steps back and reflects on the insights provided by its authors of more than 300 research reports and by some 300 senior government executives interviewed over the past 13 years.  Through our research and interviews, we identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing the game for successful leadership at all levels of government.

Conversations with Authors: Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by –The Public

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 - 11:21
Mr. Leighninger begins to pull back the veil on how the various online engagement tactics and tools can be used, and when they work best.
Radio show date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011
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While all federal agencies have developed “open government plans,” many managers find themselves unfamiliar with what tactics and tools work best, under different scenarios.

Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by –The Public

Monday, May 16th, 2011 - 10:56
Mr. Leighninger’s report begins to pull back the veil on how the various online engagement tactics and tools can be used, and when they work best.   His report describes common scenarios where public managers may find themselves needing, or using, public input.  He describe a mix of ten different tactics managers may find useful for engaging the public online and highlights over 40 different technologies in use today to support those kinds of engagements.

Using Prizes as Innovation Engines

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 - 10:46
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 09:42
As promised in an earlier blog post on this topic, the IBM Center now has a report, “Managing Innovation Prizes in Government,” by Luciano Kay, with the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Is Open Gov 1950 Stymieing Open Gov 2010?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - 13:23
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 13:08
The Federal Records Act of 1950 creates a framework to manage agency records.  It puts the National Archives and Records Administration in charge of oversight of the system and NARA determines the historical value of federal records and operates Federal Records Centers around the country.

Government Managers' Guide to Citizen 2.0

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - 13:10
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 13:00
Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about the other half of Gov 2.0: Citizen 2.0.  My goal has been twofold: first, to help citizens understand that engaging government isn’t all-or-nothing.  Citizens can participate in meaningful ways both from home and outside it.  They can work in and for their community by themselves and as a team effort with their neighbors.  They can engage in civic activity by putting on work gloves, writing insightful comments on blogs (with links, please!), or writing code.

Becoming Citizen 2.0: Step Four, Co-ordinator

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - 13:07
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:58
If most of government, and Gov 2.0, is about ordinary people doing ordinary (though necessary, ennobling, and underappreciated) things, Coordinators are the people who are doing extraordinary things.  Both within government and beyond it, coordinators are the ones who are looking at the big picture and creating the tools that co-deliverers and creators use.   What do coordinators do?

Citizen 2.0, Step 3: Co-Deliverer

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - 8:20
Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 08:08
In his book, "The McDonaldization of Society," George Ritzer points out an invisible obvious fact: McDonald's is able to keep its costs low in part becuase its patrons perform essential functions for the store.  They pour their own drinks, bus their own tables, get their own napkins and other table settings, and in some locations even add their own condiments to their burgers.

Becoming Citizen 2.0: Step Two, Creator

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - 15:17
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 15:03
To be a creator is take the step from merely accessing information online (in the form of data or content) to adding new information (again, content or data) online.  Using online tools to submit forms or payment also falls into this category.  There are countless venues through which people can do this: through apps, government Web sites, and nongovernment Web sites.  More on each of these in a moment, becuase to talk about any of them requires an understanding of why anyone should visit any of them.

Becoming Citizen 2.0: Step One, Consumer

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 - 10:04
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 09:13
What does it mean to be a consumer and why should anyone bother? These are the first two questions that we, as Gov 2.0 advocates, should ask ourselves when exhorting our compatriots to take a more active role in their own governance.  The first question is easily answered: to be a consumer is the least time-consuming way to become involved in government.  It means that you read the information that government bodies publish with the goal of understanding three things: