Weekly Roundup – November 1st

Hello, all! We have a list of everything we’ve been talking about this week, just in case you missed something: Jodi LeBlanc talks about how the government can make smarter use of technology through Blueprint 2020. An excerpt from Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word , a new book edited by former Clerk Alex Himelfarb and his son Jordan. Ray Edwards, director general, Service and Program Excellence Directorate, for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, talks about an app people can use to access agricultural programs and services. Editor-in-chief...

Observing the obvious: the Holmes method

Today, when emotional intelligence is treasured, Sherlock Holmes would seem like a poor role model for government executives. The man lived in his mind and seemed remote from humanity. He could get enmeshed in a drug stupor or sidetracked by some obscure experiment or offbeat intellectual interest. Definitely not the model for modern, progressive governance....

New Brunswick’s enterprise view of IM/ICT

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Governments have a historical and natural propensity to manage organizations in silos. Management has often found innovative ways to reduce costs and maintain or augment services. But public servants now understand that whatever was asked of us yesterday may pale in comparison to what may be expected tomorrow....