“Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis succinctly captured the power of openness and transparency when he wrote that Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant.” This quote is from a story on AlwaysOn from Irving Wladawsky-Berger. Irving is a member of the TIGR (Technology, Innovation & Government Reform) transition policy group focusing on innovation and government. Today he lauds President Obama’s memo on government transparency. http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31032
“The TIGR group that I was part of was charged with developing “a range of proposals to create a 21st century government that is more open and effective; leverages technology to grow the economy, create jobs, and solve our country’s most pressing problems; respects the integrity of and renews our commitment to science; and catalyzes active citizenship and partnerships in shared governance with civil society institutions.” ” commented Wladawsky-Berger in the article.
Sounds fantastic to me. Leveraging the technology at hand and making a commitment to open communication is pretty much nirvana for this communication coach.