Do you value your social capital?

I read articles like this and just wish we could move faster to adopt social networking principles in central government.


#1 Neil Franklin on 01.19.09 at 10:35 am

It’s more widespread than you think. I met DWP’s IT Head of Innovation who’s ex-IBM last week, and there’s certainly stuff in the pipeline.

#2 Will Rhodes on 01.20.09 at 6:35 am

Tom, me ol love – will this all be on Mizz Smith’s database?

#3 Ross Ferguson on 01.28.09 at 12:16 pm

neil is right, in the sense that there are the bare-bone foundations of systems in departments and across government.

a brilliant concept but still think that the [measurable] benefits need clear articulation – others have pointed this out, but the IBM research (albeit interim) isn’t completely straight on what those are.

thing to do is take a few test-case departments, sample what they are currently doing (benefits/shortcomings) and then ask could social capital and performance be improved by social networking.

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