Governments Across the Globe Face Similar Changes

20 mai 2011

Croissant, check. Coffee, check. I’m writing this in a Paris coffee shop while in Europe for a 10-day trip to do a presentation on GovLoop at an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development conference on online collaboration. So far, I have met more than a dozen federal and local public servants in the UK and France.

Whenever I meet public servants abroad, I’m reminded of the similarities between our public policy problems. And the ideas and success stories that I see in Europe can be applied in the United States.

This year is no different. The prevailing mood is change, whether it’s due to budget cuts, layoffs, Generation Y or new technology — change is happening.

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