Weeknotes S6 Ep07 – Higgledy piggldy topsy turvy

The first of what will be three weird weeks I think. The little one was on half term so my other half took Monday-Wednesday off so we could split childcare. It’s meant that my week has been a bit topsy turvey. A seriously bad migraine woke me up on Monday morning at 5.30am and made…

Quicknotes from One Team Gov Westminster Breakfast

Picking up the mantle from Jenny this week! Jenny is away this week so I’m making some quick notes of our conversations at One Team Gov breakfast. These are quicknotes so they don’t represent the full discussion but give a flavour. Please come and join in the conversation. “Should I volunteer to work on No Deal…

#OneTeamGovGlobal blog collection

Thank you so much to everyone for coming along. Collecting people’s stories about the day! Last week we held #OneTeamGovGlobal. An event of over 700 people from 43 countries coming together to “unconference” make connections and discuss how to make public service better for citizens. Many people have blogged about their day, and we are collecting those…

Weeknotes S4 Eps 09–10

Super Fun Bumper Edition[1] feat. a big brown question mark, a flamingo and an iron lung. Overarching feeling of the week I’m writing this from a very low low. Which is heartbreaking given that I started this week on an incredibly high high. I couldn’t wait to write these weeknotes because I wanted to tell you all…

#MyOneTeamGov — New Zealand!

New Zealand government building, used here with thanks to Louise Morgan With #OneTeamGovGlobal rapidly approaching, we wanted to profile a few of our international attendees, Kelly Bonner from NZ’s Department of Internal Affairs tells us why they are coming along… Hi I’m Kelly, One of five of us from New Zealand attending the OneTeamGov event alongside Nick…

#MyOneTeamGov — Luxembourg!

A tea cup that says “Luxembourg, Let’s make it happen” used here with thanks to Anthony Zacharzewski With #OneTeamGovGlobal rapidly approaching, we asked another of our international attendees, Steve Glangé to tell us why his is attending on the 16th July…. Hi Steve, what’s your job in public service in Luxembourg? I recently joined the Ministry…

One Team Gov Global — logistics

DavidBuck at a previous One Team Gov unconference #OneTeamGovGlobal is fast approaching, so we’ve asked logistics chief David Buck all the things we know you’ll want to know. If there’s something we’ve missed, please get in touch! Hi David, thanks for talking to us. Thanks for interviewing me! So I’m coming on OneTeamGov Global on July…

Weeknotes S04 Ep07

Oof. Pokemon representation of the battle going on in my head. But first… A mental health check in. It would be wrong of me to keep writing these weeknotes without calling out that I’ve been having a bit of a hard time this year. Other people in the weeknotes community have been really brave recently and…

Weeknotes S04 Ep06

Not bad. Not bad, Paul Rudd, not bad at all [1] Overarching feeling of the week Not too bad really, a varied set of things going on which have been interesting. Meaty puzzles to grapple with (which I love). Some nice interactions and new people. That’s good. Some good non-work related news came in on Wednesday which…

#MyOneTeamGov rollcall

“By promoting diversity I believe OneTeamGov makes it more likely that the civil service will do right by citizens” Prateek Buch. One Team Gov is made up of proactive and enthusiastic professionals who care deeply about making government more effective, here are just a few of our stories… Reflections on #OneTeamGovGlobal by Mike Rose Mike speaks eloquently about…