Posted by on Jun 27, 2008 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments


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Doing a thing next week at 2gether08 on We-Government

Anyone got any thoughts on:


• Explore the issues and challenges to collaboration in the development and delivery of public 

policy and services 

• Discuss the barriers and motivations to broader, meaningful participation of the public and 

stakeholders in co-creating and delivering public policy and services 

• Discuss the shifting nature of the relationship between government and citizen, particularly how 

the citizen is moving from passive recipient of services to a partner in the development and de- 

livery of those services 

Not quite sure where to start with this one…


  1. Tom Nixon
    June 27, 2008

    Hi Mike, you should drop Dominic Campbell a line about this:

  2. david cushman
    June 27, 2008

    Funnily enough…
    Did post some lessons drawn from Mckinsey’s latest stats on co-creation on me blog today:
    Basic point – more of the apes next to us are doing this stuff than many might have imagined.

  3. chris stephenson
    June 28, 2008

    hey, I’ve written a couple of posts on this – centered on how goverments (like brands) need to shift from using the internet as ‘send’ mode to one of ‘receive mode’…
    may be of interest.

  4. Mark
    June 28, 2008

    Thanks for suggestions, chaps.
    Wondering where to start…
    What about the trouble that the private sector has with what’s going on? What can the public sector learn from where it really struggles?
    Or whether this is already a done deal (and the political world has to catch up)?
    Or the craziness of the idea of the passive audience and its historical roots?
    What do you think? What would you like to hear?
    M (Mark not Mike)

  5. davidcushman
    June 30, 2008

    just uploaded a slide deck to illustrate how messages have to be adaptable to survive in a group-forming (mimic-rich?) environment. Might help with the craziness of the passive audience notion. It’s a bit social networks-focused but, hell! who said they had to be digital?

  6. Chris Reed
    July 1, 2008

    It’s a very interesting area isn’t it? We’ve gone from old style to new style Govt pretty speedily (or are on the way)
    Old style Govt: drive traffic to .gov sites where we can tell people what’s going on
    New style: Go where the people are, listen and learn – hence funding for netmums and the “Comment On This work” which is really good
    Sorry it’s so late in the day, and sorry I can’t make it… but looks like a great couple of days.