Monday, November 02, 2009

To succeed you must Let It Go

Gartner Analyst Andrea DiMaio talks about the Critical Success Factor for Government 2.0 in his blog post The Government 2.0 Critical Success Factor Is To Let It Go
I have been reluctant to pick the number one factor, until when during a meeting last Friday, an executive from a federal Canadian agency used the term I had in mind but I had never put on paper. We were discussing how to make content more appealing to citizens using social media, and what the Smithsonian and others have been doing with Flickr, where they push content that can be tagged, classified, augmented by people on line. As I was going through this and other examples, I concluded with what I thought was the common denominator in all success stories so far. Funnily enough, this government executive (a very smart lady, with a long experience in several large agencies, and an enviably open mind) and I used the same term at the same moment, so much so that it almost sounded like a duet: “You have to let go” we both said.
You should read the whole thing...

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