mandatory  disclaimer
nicholas charney  (nick is fine)
 
serious play
humble request
the why
governance is a coordination problem
government is an institutional response
simple cost benefit analysis
adheres to the Pareto  principle aka 80-20 rule adheres to the Pareto  principle
people output power law distribution 80% input, 20% hires institutional capture
but institutional responses create problems
management problem
structure problem
silo problem
exclusion problem
people output leftovers poor little johnny
the institution snips long tail results in silos and johnny(s)
tough decisions
decide at the micro
decide at the macro
the institutional momentum is too great you just can't stop it
 
the how
(first) don't point your finger
(second) go back to the old drawing board
start leveraging more cooperative approaches
start leveraging more cooperative tools  It's about  freaking time!
move from this
to this
why is this shift  important?
we live like this
but work like this
why do we suffer?
have  conversations transparent participatory authentic tough when we could
and scheme virtuously
 
on  scheming
inside your team
outside your team
with   new arrivals
with   seasoned vets
over coffee
with tools
electronically
safely
in   existing channels
in   new channels
(and) opportunistically
on  virtue
marshal  support
gather evidence
follow the rules (whenever possible)
identify blockages
don't underestimate small victories
relish victories (privately)
bend the rules (when you want to break them)
don't be a dead hero
in closing
always remember
thank you! converse with me: [email_address] www.twitter.com/nickcharney http://cpsrenewal.ca http://www.linkedin.com/in/n...
any questions?
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  • I am a federal public servant; however the opinions expressed are my own and may not reflect the views of the Public Service of Canada, its Departments and/or Agencies, or their employees. Like all of my presentations, I have put this one together in spirit of the Clerk of the Privy Council’s call to get involved in Public Service renewal, and my own struggles to figure out what the hell that actually means. It took me a while to put together because, strictly speaking, it doesn’t form any part of my actual work duties.
  • Scheming Virtuously, presented to the National Managers's Community, Toronto, March 27

    1. 1. mandatory disclaimer
    2. 2. nicholas charney (nick is fine)
    3. 4. serious play
    4. 5. humble request
    5. 6. the why
    6. 7. governance is a coordination problem
    7. 8. government is an institutional response
    8. 9. simple cost benefit analysis
    9. 10. adheres to the Pareto principle aka 80-20 rule adheres to the Pareto principle
    10. 11. people output power law distribution 80% input, 20% hires institutional capture
    11. 12. but institutional responses create problems
    12. 13. management problem
    13. 14. structure problem
    14. 15. silo problem
    15. 16. exclusion problem
    16. 17. people output leftovers poor little johnny
    17. 18. the institution snips long tail results in silos and johnny(s)
    18. 19. tough decisions
    19. 20. decide at the micro
    20. 21. decide at the macro
    21. 22. the institutional momentum is too great you just can't stop it
    22. 24. the how
    23. 25. (first) don't point your finger
    24. 26. (second) go back to the old drawing board
    25. 27. start leveraging more cooperative approaches
    26. 28. start leveraging more cooperative tools It's about freaking time!
    27. 29. move from this
    28. 30. to this
    29. 31. why is this shift important?
    30. 32. we live like this
    31. 33. but work like this
    32. 34. why do we suffer?
    33. 35. have conversations transparent participatory authentic tough when we could
    34. 36. and scheme virtuously
    35. 38. on scheming
    36. 39. inside your team
    37. 40. outside your team
    38. 41. with new arrivals
    39. 42. with seasoned vets
    40. 43. over coffee
    41. 44. with tools
    42. 45. electronically
    43. 46. safely
    44. 47. in existing channels
    45. 48. in new channels
    46. 49. (and) opportunistically
    47. 50. on virtue
    48. 51. marshal support
    49. 52. gather evidence
    50. 53. follow the rules (whenever possible)
    51. 54. identify blockages
    52. 55. don't underestimate small victories
    53. 56. relish victories (privately)
    54. 57. bend the rules (when you want to break them)
    55. 58. don't be a dead hero
    56. 59. in closing
    57. 60. always remember
    58. 61. thank you! converse with me: [email_address] www.twitter.com/nickcharney http://cpsrenewal.ca http://www.linkedin.com/in/ncharney
    59. 62. any questions?

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