Recommendations (draft)

 

Recommendation 1

As a matter of course, public servants should be active in online peer support forums concerned with their areas of work, be it education specialists in parenting forums or doctors in health forums. Public bodies should investigate and publish lists of the major forums and other discussion sites within their areas of responsibility and engage with these following a published plan.  A cross-governmental list of such sites and set of Departmental plans should be published by Cabinet Office by Q3 2009 with a follow up report on progress in Q1 2010.  This builds on the enabling work advised by the Taskforce on the publication of social media guidance for civil servants.



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  1. [...] Recommendation 1 : Power of Information Taskforce Report "As a matter of course, public servants should be active in online peer support forums concerned with their areas of work, be it education specialists in parenting forums or doctors in health forums. Public bodies should investigate and publish lists of the major forums and other discussion sites within their areas of responsibility and engage with these following a published plan". Well yes. (tags: community powerofinformation recommendations taskforce coi) Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)DAB = FM + 1 : is that bad or good?Forum Recommendation [...]

  2. Fraser says:

    The current social media guidelines for civil servants are very weak. Perhaps we need something else in here about public sector organisations promising not to block certain social media content providers.

  3. Tom Guilbert says:

    I agree with Fraser. A recommendation either here or in the social media guidance about access to social media sites for public servants would be useful.

  4. Tom Guilbert says:

    Sorry – have now read Recommendation 2! Please ignore me…

  5. [...] Recommendation 1 As a matter of course, public servants should be active in online peer support forums concerned with their areas of work, be it education specialists in parenting forums or doctors in health forums. Public bodies should investigate and publish lists of the major forums and other discussion sites within their areas of responsibility and engage with these following a published plan. A cross-governmental list of such sites and set of Departmental plans should be published by Cabinet Office by Q3 2009 with a follow up report on progress in Q1 2010. This builds on the enabling work advised by the Taskforce on the publication of social media guidance for civil servants. [...]

  6. [...] Recommendation 1 of the PoI Taskforce Report challenges public servants to involve themselves in user-led communities: As a matter of course, public servants should be active in online peer support forums concerned with their areas of work, be it education specialists in parenting forums or doctors in health forums. [...]

  7. [...] in mutual support communities that already exist such as NetMums and The Student Room. The Task Force correctly observes that in most cases it makes more sense for public servants to become active in pre-existing online [...]

  8. [...] in mutual support communities that already exist such as NetMums and The Student Room. The Task Force correctly observes that in most cases it makes more sense for public servants to become active in pre-existing online [...]

  9. How will the list(s) be maintained, how regularly, and by whom?

  10. [...] the report itself is great: it hits all the right boxes. Be active in other people’s networks. Make sure civil servants have decent ‘net access — it’s astonishing how many of [...]