Sunday, November 13, 2005
Comments on Xform
Interesting comment after the last post 'So does that nett out to say do not expect too much of anything too soon? There is no burning platform to make these public sector folk change their behaviour or methods. "Transformational Government" to be filed under "Oxymorons of our Time" ' That would be a pessimistic view. Making things move in government is hard - for all of Archimedes' talk of a lever and a place to stand, he wasn't dealing with the public sector. Don't expect too much too soon - that would just set us all up for disappointment, but do watch for the signs of movement. If those green shoots start to appear then it's likely that enough energy could get behind it to do something. Take OGC's gateway reviews for instance - they started small and are now embedded everywhere, but it took 3-4 years and that was just peer review where no-one got to see the output by the head of OGC and the SRO for the programme. "Transformational Government" might be like "World Cup winning England Football team" - something that's right only once in a generation or two. Maybe it's our turn this time, for both.
Posted by Alan at Sunday, November 13, 2005