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“Creating a More Adaptive Government” might sound altruistic. So what does it really mean? And is there disconnect between how we interpret it and the government does? For the straight talking and so very sensible Peter Shergold it was a subject to relish, find solutions and encapsulate his premise in a most enjoyable breakfast seminar for Silverstone Edge.
Silverstone Edge is a new business established by a dynamic duo, Melanie Kontze and Lucy Christie, to put their considerable experience and knowledge into translating human capital and technology capability into business benefits. They promise a new perspective to your business opportunity or challenge and have successfully implemented organizational change management in a federal government agency.
Now breakfast is not the best time for tackling thoughts of a Public Service in need of an overhaul, let alone contemplating the reasons for the monumental mistakes that have been made over decades, but the comparison is important with government and private enterprise to get a perspective on the need to be adaptive. And learn from the mistakes.
Peter Shergold is a man of ideas and alternative thinking, supporting the need for business and the public service to be flexible and innovative. Extrapolating an idea he calls the Hollywood Solution was smart thinking for a range of needs in the public service where you gather together your experts for a project, a Hollywood blockbuster being the comparison, and bring the talent into the project as needed. When finished all disperse. I guess after a rip roaring Hollywood party.
We had a more sober and reflective breakfast at the very delicious Hotel Hotel, dispersing to our workspaces with a good grasp of the future thinking of this new and exciting company.