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A government mandarin who ‘gets it’

Cabot Yu sent me this great quotation from a talk by a senior mandarin in Ottawa:
Nikolas Florakas, DG of the Organizational Readiness Office at PWGSC made this comment in a lunch-time address during MGI Policy Fund Day on January 27th:
“Now I want you to close your eyes and dream seriously. Close your eyes and dream of a Government of Canada where all information is managed the way we manage our libraries. Where everything is in it’s right place, properly classified, easy to find, achieved when needed, destroyed when obsolete, available to all. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”
Background:
The Organizational Readiness Office (ORO) was established in November 2000 to identify and address the strategic “people” issues critical to success of major service transformation initiatives such as GOL, Service Improvement, and HR Modernization. In order to remain current and effective, the ORO has redefined its mandate by taking a leadership role in providing a whole-of government focus on departmental change-management initiatives, aligned with other major GOC initiatives that impact the IT, IM and Service Delivery communities.
MGI Policy Fund Day 2006 – Objectives
Hosted by Treasury Board Secretariat, MGI Policy Fund Day is to share the results of the Intake I MGI Policy Implementation Fund projects. The event is open to Government of Canada IM community personnel who are interested in learning more about these projects. The objectives of the day are to:
* Maximize exchange of information about project results and findings;
* See demos & ask questions; and,
* Take successful practices and approaches back to your departments and agencies.
Thanks Cabot!
Stephen

Posted on: March 27, 2006, 9:29 am Category: Uncategorized

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