Consultation Response

Q. 1- How to make the IJ the best little journal on public sector innovation that it can be?

TIMELY, COLORFUL, WITH SHORT, WELL-WRITTEN ARTICLES.

Q.2 - Who are the readers we are trying to attract?

MANAGERS IN VARIOUS ENTITIES IN THE PARA-PUBLIC SECTOR; EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS; POLITICIANS; MEDIA. A WEB-BASED JOURNAL THAT MANY CAN TURN TO TO FIND OUT WHAT'S HOT.

Q. 3a. What should the IJ cover?
- Only innovation, narrowly defined? public administration reform more generally? local, provincial/state, national, or international?

IS "INTERESTING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM" A FUDGE BETWEEN CATEGORIES? EXCLUDE INTERNATIONAL, IF YOU MEAN REFORM OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; BUT INCLUDE, IN A VERY LIMITED WAY, IF YOU MEAN LESSONS FROM ABROAD.

- Articles, speeches by professionals, academics, students, management consultants?

SHORT, WELL-WRITTEN ARTICLES (IE. UNDER 1000 WORDS). NO SPEECHES!

- How should the agenda at the beginning be organized?
- Subject areas: the learning organization, the innovation process, examples of innovation, government subject areas e.g. health, criminal justice, defence...
- One way/interactive?

IN MY EXPERIENCE, INTERACTIVE NEVER WORKS, AND IT'S TIME CONSUMING.

b. Please provide suggestions for topics

HOW ABOUT OPINION PIECES ON SOME RECENT REFORM?

c. Suggestions for authors

I WONDER WHETHER YOU COULD INDUCE DAVID OSBORNE TO WRITE A SHORT PIECE ON HIS RELATIVELY NEW BOOK.

d. Suggestions for humour

WOULDN'T BOTHER.

e. Suggestions for topics to debate and who could debate them.

OPERATING AGENCIES: IS THE FED GOV'T GOING FAR ENOUGH FAST ENOUGH?

f. Who could review articles on what subjects?
g. Which other sites (include addresses) should we link to?

NOT SURE I WOULD BOTHER MUCH WITH THIS.

Q.4 - How do we deal with barriers: not currently peer reviewed, no intellectual property rights, no permanent record, uncertain how many years it will last.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. TREAT IT AS A PERISHABLE COMMODITY.

Q. 5 - What would constitute success?

GETTING MENTIONED IN HUGH WINSOR'S COLUMN.

 

Updated November 02, 1998 Revised Nov 2009

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