• Governing ‘For’ Citizens Is Becoming Governing ‘With’ Citizens.
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    Governments more than ever are under pressure to implement a new system of distributed governance that is focused on service, solutions and collaboration. Developing new capabilities for facilitating relationships with external partners that allow for flexibility, efficiency and co-creation has led governments to outsourcing and unbundling services as a way of accessing external expertise and delivering services more cost-effectively – from within their…

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  • What It Takes To Make Work, Work.
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    Work these days seems to be all about flexibility, unlimited vacation days, working a four-day week etc…, all of which are designed to attract star job candidates, but does it actually increase productivity? And how are companies actually making it work? A 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE), which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, found that flexibility over when and where full-time employees work has increased from 50% in 2008, to 67% last year. Further,…

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  • The Ultimate Relationship Toolkit.
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    Systems thinking allows us to see the structures within complex situations and that knowledge makes it possible to get things done. Awesome. What then? Business, government and private sector are all suffering from being taught to think within conventional frameworks, but even as we open up to radical new ways of rethinking how we tackle our many issues and are able to observe the uncommon dimensions where new and unexpected connections lay, we’re still missing…

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  • Civic Ecology Is An Anchor In An Era Of Disruptive Change.
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    Urbanization is a global phenomenon that we’ve traditionally viewed as a social-technological process, but it is also a social-ecological process where cities are increasingly building to include biodiversity and sustainable systems that shift the ways in which we work, interact and live. As urbanization expands (remember the recent stats we quoted that have the world’s population exploding to around 9 billion by 2050?), we’re considering the impacts…

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  • “Who is doing what for whom, and to what end?”
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    In today’s media and ‘self’ focused world, technology has placed each of us at the center of our own hyper-connected universe, able to wield extraordinary influence across millions when it comes to sharing likes and dislikes. But are we merely pawns in a game of stealth marketing and exploited for that influence? Or willing participants and savvy players, using the opportunity to self-promote and build our own audiences? Last year PBS aired a documentary…

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