6 villains of Gov 2.0

And how to spot them

Do you know a Dr. Closed Mind? An Information Sucker?

Steve Radick, a Booz Allen Hamilton associate and author of the blog Social Media Strategery, has identified "Six Villains of Gov 2.0" in a recent post.

Radick describes his villains as archetypes. For example, "Captain Conservative," who "is often supportive of the Gov 2.0 Heroes, [but] lives by the mantra of 'always ask for permission first or you may get fired.'"

Or consider "The Silo," who is "known for his ability to protect sandboxes with a maniacal sense of urgency. The Silo always considers himself and his team unique, and has an almost paranoid fear that everyone else has the worst intentions in mind.  By keeping a stranglehold on his data and his team, The Silo has the ability to set the precedent that sharing data is optional, poisoning an entire organization’s thinking.  Ironically, The Silo is often an outspoken advocate of collaborative tools … as long as he gets final say over who’s collaborating with whom."

Read Radick's full entry here, and then tell us whether you agree, disagree, have types to add ... or maybe you are one of those types. If you see yourself in any of Radick's vignettes, we'd like to hear about that too. Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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