Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media and Government: With the Australian Budget being handed down yesterday, I got to thinking again about civic crowdfunding and how it probably will be the future whether the Government allows it or not. Still think government represents the individuals best interests?

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7 Tips for #SocialMedia guidelines and Government

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There is also a rather unclear statement around when you can and cannot critique Government officials. Governments with secret agendas are no longer honoring representational democracy and have moved into mandate democracy (you voted for me, now eff off).

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Transformation Governance is Taking Off

Networking Action

Transformation governance is collective decision-making and action processes to realize deep change. It is not about “government”; rather it is the much broader processes that can involve many stakeholders…indeed, many see transformation governance … Net DevIt is relevant to every issue arena.

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Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems. Anyone working on multi-stakeholder issues is probably working with a “wicked problem”. That is actually a technical, academic term that has spurred some valuable work on how to take action in such a situation, … Net Dev

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How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Government allowed gay marriage. I don’t actually know how to sue the Government. Send Government a message, one at a time on social media and email. Government ignore petitions. Social Fundraising: Sue the Government.

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Government to Networked Governance: A global trend

Networking Action

Networked governance is greatly increasing in importance and influence. That’s highlighted in a recent report to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) titled Networks for Prosperity: Achieving Development Goals through Knowledge Sharing. And what are the implications for … Net Dev

Australia: Bans, Filters and Government 2.0 Taskforce

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The government has said in the past that multiplayer games are inherently unclassifiable and I doubt that will change. . So anyway, that’s a job for the new Government 2.0 Burning Books and Websites PIC: BookShopBlog.

Government 2.0

Governance in a Networked World

I recently attended a NSW KM Forum on Government 2.0. The federal government has taken all this on board and to their credit are actively experimenting with the technology. Its hard however not to be overawed by the challenge of cultural change that would be required for governments to truly adopt the spirit of Web 2.0. fuelled by the interest in Web 2.0 technology.

Governments are Leading Many IT Innovations

Portals and KM

I have been seeing some innovative social business efforts from government for some time so this post, Governments Are Out Front in IT Innovation , was not a surprise. On his first day in office, the President also pledged to make the federal government a model for open data.

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Regulators, Learning, Governance and Networks

Networking Action

A conference for people concerned with regulation was surprisingly interesting. I went there only because I was invited to speak. Organized with the European Consortium for Political Research, it was a great example of learning from beyond my usual network.… … Change Learning EITI FSC GRI regulation TAI

Government vs Social Media and YouTube bullying video

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today the Australian Government stepped up it’s campaign to hide the extent the epidemic of bullying that is occurring in schools by banning the evidence. As social media sites continue to turn over the rock of social evils and shine a light on social ills that we assumed were “rare&# or “exaggerated&# the Government’s response is to blame the medium. The government backed down and repealed the law.

The End of Central Governments?

How to Save the World

Like the Anasazi whose thousand-year-long North American civilization disappeared so quickly without a trace seven centuries ago, when the people cease to believe in the viability of their culture and walk away, the political system, and its governments, disappear.

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Making invisible water governance networks visisble – the case of the Okanagan valley (by Nelson Jatel)

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the abstract: “This is a study of water governance in the semi-arid Okanagan valley, British Columbia, Canada. My thesis question for this study is: how does the relationship among actors influence water governance in the Okanagan basin, British Columbia Canada?

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The Divine Right of Capital: New Citizens in Corporate Governance

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 10: New Citizens in Corporate Governance. The Principle of Democracy: The corporation is a human community, and like the larger community of which it is a part, it is best governed democratically. Chapter 10: New Citizens in Corporate Governance.

AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

AvePoint recently released the results of a survey about managing and governing SharePoint. According to the survey, commissioned by AvePoint, leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, the platform is deployed to support a number of key business needs, including end-user collaboration (93%), document management (88.25%), intranet portals (79.75%) and project management (58.7%).

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Getting back to Government Is Us

Social Reporter

He concluded: Every form of government has taxpayers. What should be special about a democracy is that we have citizens, and citizens whose government doesn’t just give lip service, but really respects and values and their participation in their government.

Got Governance?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Often the tension is governance. Governance is a critical element of managing processes to ensure compliance. After some period of continued activity in stages 2 and 3, process atrophy can settle in if you don’t have the right governance in place. Governance is a necessary audit function. Your governance model might be in need of a tune-up. AEV Blog Doing It Right AEV Ant's Eye View Governance social engagement journey

Open government isn’t easy

Social Reporter

The Politico blog offers us an update on the Obama Administration’s open government initative to be transparent, participatory, collaborative. Tags: All posts asides government open On the one hand the call for federal employees fell a bit flat - possibly because they didn’t get official instructions. On the other hand the public brainstorming produced, among other things, further campaigning for marijuana legalisation.

Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

Net-Map Toolbox

This paper uses Net-Map for qualitative data collection on the use of agricultural extension in Ethiopia, especially understanding the role of women (authors: Tewodaj Mogues, Marc J. Cohen, Regina Birner, Mamusha Lemma, Josee Randriamamonjy, Fanaye Tadesse and Zelekawork Paulos).

Ponderings on Network & Community Governance Part 1

Full Circle Associates

One of them has been a reflection on the governance of KM4Dev, particularly the role of the current Core Group and the overall business model. Now, back to the question of governance. To whom does this “governance” thing matter? Warning: LONG thinking-out-loud post!

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Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Global environmental protection has featured high on the … Change

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What are you doing with SharePoint? Government

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here is the chart for Government (24 responses): In comparison to the Overall Analysis: "Support team collaboration" has a clear lead on all other usage areas (almost 90%). I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint.

Networks and Governance

Portals and KM

Governance is a word with many fine distinctions. Governance is applied to political entities, corporate institutions, increasingly, IT. While writing Net Work , I chose to define governance from the perspective of the word's root, which means "steering:" "Governance is the fine art and delicate practice of guiding and steering an organization in a steady operational state." IT governance is another beast all together, but I can bet you that Web 2.0

IT Governance as a part of Corporate Governance?

Governance in a Networked World

I have provided my perspective here in this LinkedIn forum

IT Governance and compliance approaches

Governance in a Networked World

I am just completing the preparation of a paper I will be presenting at the UK Social Network Analysis conference next month called "Governance and Corporate Social Capital: Friends or Foes?"

Transparency And Openness In Government

Collaborative Thinking

President Obama wants to make government more transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing," he wrote. "My Government Executive magazine attempts to answer those questions in its April cover story, " Behind the Curtain.". The Risks of Open Government. Kennedy School of Government who studies transparency in government. Interesting reads: What Transparency Means to Feds.

Governing Site Creation: SharePoint Solutions Released Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Learn more at the SharePoint Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant home page. SharePoint Solutions released an add-on product for SharePoint 2010 last week, to control the site creation process (see the press release at PRWeb ).

Kamensky: "Using czars and commissions to govern"

Endless Knots

Encouraging everyone to click right on over to John Kamensky 's post, " Using czars and commissions to govern." " John, who's a Senior Fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government , has been keeping tabs on new thinking in government for a long time. We first met in 1993 when we were advising Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government, where John served as deputy director.

Twitter for Business and Government and number of Australians

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this video taken at the Mayor of San Francisco’s press conference, @ev (Evan Williams, CEO and co-founder of Twitter) is talking about how businesses use Twitter… and government departments. Technorati Tags: Australia , for business , for government , Online Communities , social networks , statistics , Twitter. Tags: Australia Twitter business statistics for business for government Online Communities social networks

Twenty theses for Government 2.0

Social Reporter

Over at Social Media Strategy Steve Radick has written Twenty Theses for Government 2.0. Apparently Pesident Obama’s transparency and open government initiative is producing much excitement among those offering services to government, and reality checks are appropriate. More social media theses, inspired by The Cluetrain Manifesto.

Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 and Future of Social Media Government

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Government 2.0 I’m speaking in Canberra next week - a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. and Future of Social Media Government is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Australia: Politics Future Melbourne wiki Citizen Government (9). Tags: Australia Event Online Communities government social media social networks Canberra Dr Nicholas Gruen gov 2.0

IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

Portals and KM

The new set of social collaboration Cloud offerings on the IBM Federal Community Cloud addresses the Obama administration's drive to adopt a "cloud-first" policy that is designed to help the government reduce and consolidate its 2,100 data centers. The government plans to reduce that total by at least 40% by 2015. IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration offerings on t he IBM Federal Community Cloud.

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Transparency In Government: Contracting Oversight Subcommittee

Collaborative Thinking

federal government leverages social media to create more open and transparent participation mechanisms for exchanging information and collaborating with the public. However, not all examples where government is using social tools to interact more effectively with citizens garners attention. CONTRACTING OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE TO EXAMINE HOW THE GOVERNMENT TRACKS CONTRACTS. There are several well-known examples where the U.S.

Government gives details of Big Society programme

Social Reporter

The new coalition government today provided details of the Big Society programme – which I’ve written about previously here. Press release: Government puts Big Society at the heart of public sector reform. It was the the first major policy statement issued jointly by David Cameron and Nick Clegg, following a round table event at 10 Downing Street with civil society activists and leaders.

The Intranet Management Handbook -Part 4. Governance and Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Governance and Strategy. Here are my comments on Part 4 - Governance and Strategy. There are three chapters in Part 4 - chapter 16 on Creating the governance framework, chapter 17 on Developing an intranet strategy, and chapter 18 on From intranets to information management.

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast


If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

Toward Government 2.0 by Matt Hodgson


Continuing further with the recent bunch of blog posts I have put together under the subject of Government 2.0 , I thought I would come to the topic today, once again, after Twitter did its bit as my preferred dynamic RSS feed reader.

Notes on SPOT107 Governance, Compliance, and eDiscovery for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of people from Actiance are presenting on governance, compliance, and eDiscovery for IBM Connections. A social platform like IBM Connections does not fall outside of governance and compliance mandates. Due to a couple of other meetings, I arrived late. but here's some notes: 1. By using something like Actiance to do real-time monitoring of content against regulations, people can be social. and safe.

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SharePoint Saturday (Washington DC): Governance Will Not Save SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

My session is called Governance Will Not Save SharePoint, Nor You : " There’s a myth going around that governance will save SharePoint in organizations. It’s not true, at least, not how most people are defining “governance”.

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Transparency and open government - Obama's midnight memos

Endless Knots

The "Midnight Five," with their links, are: Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government Presidential Memorandum on Freedom of Information Act. The capstone action is the one we list first, the memo on "Transparency and Open Government," a remarkable document that lays out the fundamental reason we need openness and how to achieve it.  Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."

IT Governance Contradiction - Contradiction #1

Governance in a Networked World

Over that time I have seen many contradictions in the way IT is governed in the light of new IT trends that are hitting us. Usually the IT governance practices lag the current IT governance need by a decade or so. If we can't govern one relationship successfully why should things improve when we add more suppliers. That's of course unless we change the way we govern procurement. I have worked in and around the IT industry for over 30 years now.

New Report: User Adoption Strategies Governance Theme

Michael Sampson - Currents

To set the context, this is one of about 10 reports that will make up the SharePoint Roadmap Governance Themes workbook. The report looks at the governance theme of User Adoption Strategies when using SharePoint for collaboration. What’s your plan for this essential governance issue? ". I talked about the survey results from my recent User Adoption Strategies survey all over Europe earlier this month, and now those same results are available in written form for everyone.

Local government knowledge hub - much more interesting than it sounds

Social Reporter

Yesterday I went along to a meeting that, on the face of it, was about how UK local government and public agencies might share knowledge in future. I’ll be thinking through some expanded/additional storylines to post about a bit later, including: If the knowledge hub is - as discussed - partly open to the public, using conversational, story-telling social media, how far will local government officers be comfortable in that environment?