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Create a government-wide culture of transparency, collaboration, and participation

The heart of any large scale change like this Transparency and Open Government initiative is the culture of the organization or institution (my definition of culture is included below). To have any hope of sustaining the changes implemented through this initiative, the culture of the Federal government needs to undergo a transformation. Without changing the culture, only surface changes will occur and the system will ...more »

Submitted by (@arianward)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Shifting decision making criteria from win/lose to ALL-win norms to build a world that works for all.

The win/lose approach to life which results in the well being of a few at the expense of the many is showing itself to be unworkable. Conflicts are escalating and environmental systems are breaking down. The time is ripe to build an ALL-WIN world which works well for all, including our environment. The world has become interdependent and this means that it is in the interest of all of us to ensure that all people can ...more »

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Empowering Collaborations of Like-minded People

We are becoming more connected with each other. The transition to a more open government can come quickly through collaborations of like-minded people who suddenly find themselves empowered to work with others without difficulty to create what is needed, almost miraculously. That is my sense of how it will happen. We empower each other by being willing to work together to find common ground and by expressing good ...more »

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