Responding to Tom Mr Steinberg has just published a blogpost about the missing ‘why?’ of the drive towards this user-centred, digital government so many of us have committed ourselves to in recent years. He has identified five values that drives him and expands on each; Compassion Fairness The value of government itself Respect Transparency Tom asked … Continue reading Why even bother with a user-centred, digital government?
There is no such thing as ‘purdah’. That is what the Cabinet Office press office would tell you if you asked. It is the ‘pre-election period’ and rather unusually this time (see Stefan’s post for why it is unusual) there is some comprehensive guidance available. I happen to think it is pretty useless but it … Continue reading The Problem with Purdah
A few years ago now I read something by Emer Coleman that really struck a chord with me — this idea of being ’loyal to the network’ rather than to particular employers. It has become a bit of a core belief for me and is entwined with my thoughts about the ‘internet of public service’ and my … Continue reading Loyal to the network [redux]
I did this as a bit of a joke last year but what the heck here we go again — the winners come from a small pool (basically my Twitter follows) but this is just a little thank you for inspiring me this year of all years. Blogger of the year So there were a few contenders … Continue reading The Jukesies 2016
Soooo…more travel travails this week. Not of my own making this time though. My hotel in Birmingham suffered a complete power cut which led to an evacuation and me sitting on a bench in the middle of the (lovely) Christmas market trying to book a hotel room on my phone at 8.30pm. Was a fun … Continue reading Weeknotes S3e12