We have mastered the concept of an open government (transparency, participation, accountability, inclusion), and the seeds of promoting open government (PO), how do we promote public-private collaboration? The way we chose was a collaboration meeting.
What is “collaboration”? “Collaboration” is that everyone has different ideas and goals for an issue, but wants to contribute. So everyone talks together, listens to each other, tries to find consensus, and starts thinking about solutions from there. The ultimate hope is that “the outcome of the meeting, though not the one I want most, is not contrary to my philosophy and acceptable.”
There are various methods and tools for practicing open government. We came up with the “collaboration meeting.” Different topic attribute may require different process and form. In any form, the most important remains the spirit of transparency, participation, accountability, and inclusion of an open government.
Holding collaborative meetings does not require a lot of engineering, and there is a certain framework to refer to. We encourage public sector friends to use the processes and tools provided by the site to organize collaborative meetings on their own to discuss issues in depth and to work with multiple stakeholders to find solutions.