Its been a busy week with a meeting of the Local Government CIO Council, a job interview (but didn’t get it) and reading a ton of recently discovered (by me) material on benchmarking, ethics, service quality, social capital and related matters including ‘A Strong Foundation – Report of the Task Force on Public Service Values and Ethics’ from Canada in 1996 and an excellent paper against New Public Management ‘The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering’ from Public Administration Review 2000, Volume 60, No. 6. Not exactly new but when collated with a range of recent thinking suggest we’ve been distracted by buzzwords from the US.
A quick thank you to my viewers, most of the feedback is verbal or email, but I received this today (5 July 2008) –
Your blog was recently nominated in the 2008 ComputerWeekly.com IT Blog Awards by a ComputerWeekly.com reader. All nominated blogs have now been considered by our panel of judges and I am delighted to inform you that The Great E-mancipator has made the shortlist in the public sector category.
Your blog will now compete against selected other blogs in a public vote currently live on the site.
You can find out more about the IT Blog Awards 2008, assess your competition and find the voting page by visiting the Blog Awards page on ComputerWeekly.com. Voting will be throughout July with the winners in each category announced in August.