Exciting news for GovLoop and the Gov 2.0 community this week, as GovLoop (“the Facebook for government”) has hired GenerationShift blogger and government reform training expert Andrew Kryzmarzick as a full-time community manager. Andrew is an early and vibrant member of the collaborative government community and specializes in two of the most important trends that will shape public service over the next decades: generational change in the workplace, and telework.
There’ll be plenty of information today at GovLoop regarding this development, and you can also check out reports by Mark Drapeau and Federal News Radio. Most importantly to the GovLoop community are some of the key charges that Andrew will lead up: increasing collaboration among current members; outreaching to potential new members; turning disparate conversations into actionable solutions; and increasing the problem-solving power of the network.
GovLoop is most valuable as a knowledge network, multiplying the reach and impact of each individual member’s contributions. The problem of keeping conversations in that network fluid but on point, folding complementary conversations into common threads is significant. It’s a problem that Andrew is certainly suited for solving, and I look forward to his leadership in providing technical and human solutions.
Andrew Kryzmarzick has been a guest and guest host on Gov 2.0 Radio. You can listen to Andy on public sector Web 2.0 trends, and on improving conference learning. Also, check out the show on GovLoop’s recent partnership with GovDelivery.
~Adriel Hampton is a San Francisco public servant and host of Government 2.0 Radio.