Government

eGovernment Advisory – What gives?

e-Government (short for electronic government, also known as e-govdigital government,online governmentconnected government or transformational government) is creating a comfortable, transparent, efficient, effective and cheap interaction between government and citizens (G2C – government to citizens), government and business enterprises (G2B –government to business enterprises) and relationship between governments (G2G – inter-agency relationship).

There are four domains of e-governmentnamely, governanceinformation and communication technology(ICT), business process re-engineering(BPR)and e-citizen.

Buzz: A single window, citizen-centric, one stop shop, data interoperability, online eServices, G2C, G2G, G2B, ect.

Offerings:

  • eGovernment consulting & training
  • eMunicipality consulting & training
  • eMinistry consulting & training

Our view: Build a smarter city and position it to thrive with “brains and creativity;” the basis of a new economy. Growth and competitive differentiation are increasingly being driven by the skills and innovation of a highly diverse and mobile workforce. Cities will need to better apply advanced technology, analytics and systems thinking to help attract, create, enable and retain their citizen’s skills, knowledge and creativity.

Web 2.0: The New Tools for Democratic Conversations – A snapshot of Initiatives in Government

‘Web 2.0 enables and accelerates the transition to a more connected world in which open, user-centred and self-organising networks create value, including public value. That’s the Web 2.0 proposition with which…people …around the world are experimenting to see … what kinds of value they can get from these new ways of organizing.

As governments and the public sector start to do the same, they will encounter the same challenge, which is that these new tools don’t just change structures and processes, they change behaviour as well.

In order to thrive in this kind of world – connected, contingent, collaborative – you have to adopt a set of behaviours that are similarly open, interactive and engaged. The conclusion is simple, but demanding – no change without culture shift.

This is the big challenge …for governments to make the most of this new way of working and these new tools for democratic conversation. If they want to use them to improve the design of public services, to empower citizens to use information to create new services themselves or to harness more powerful combinations of knowledge for better policy, then they have to embrace the consequent shift of culture and behaviour too.

We’ve spent time defining what it is that constitutes the requisite behaviour from a public servant, including things like impartiality, balance, fairness and the absence of partisan political advocacy.

The problem, though, is that these definitions were shaped in a world fundamentally different to the one which ‘government 2.0’ is ushering in, including especially the speed with which issues emerge and change, the level of transparency about government activity and the complexity of the ideas and inputs now clamouring … to be influential.

Somehow we have to find a way for public servants to be able to engage with this world on terms that are both satisfying and safe. Assuming that the twin extremes of prohibition and unfettered licence are unlikely to work, we have to set about finding some new territory somewhere along that spectrum that is fit for purpose’. Source: Gov.2.0 Taskforce Blog, Online Engagement, by Martin Stewart – Weeks, 27 July2009.

To learn more please connect with us or subscribe to our blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s