"Gov2.0: getting serious about transforming government"

"Gov2.0: getting serious about transforming government"

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Hey, over at fedscoop.com, I blog Gov2.0: getting serious about transforming government which is about how to get real about reinventing government. I'd appreciate it if you could check it out.

Here's a little bit:

There are a lot of people around who are beginning to transform
government into something new that realizes the vision of the Founders.
I’m trying to focus on the gist of what’s happening, bearing witness to
their efforts, on their requests. While these conversations have
involved multiple levels of government in the US, UK, and other, the
orientation here will be Washington.

… the leadership of our country includes elected officials
and people who run major agencies and departments. Many of our leaders
understand that something new is happening; it’s the future reality,
the arc of the moral universe. I’ve chatted with many who understand
and are committed. Some have seen that the way they do business will
change, and will go with that flow.

A lot of managers will fear these trends, particularly transparency,
will expose problems in their departments that have been long in
developing, warts and all. This actually provides the opportunities to
repair their areas in a fairly no-lose manner, since everyone expects a
lot of problems to surface. As citizens, we need to be prepared to give
such managers a break.

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