One of my Twitter friends put me on to the Public Sector Nomads site. I’d actually heard about about the Nomad project before at the Local Authority event (Improving Services and Reducing Costs Through Flexible Working) I attended last year. Nomad’s focus was originally on mobile and flexible working and it created resources including case studies, specimen policies and procedures, business case toolkits, pilot project reports and presentations from various events. Nomad was initially an Local eGov project supported by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, but things seem to have moved on since then.
The new emphasis is on community – it’s described as “a community for people interested in new ways of working, enabled by technology“. The team are currently looking for partnership and sponsor opportunities so they can work on a dedicated programme of events and materials for the public sector. The events are being delivered accross the UK and most seem to be free.
The Web site is a lively place with a Google Friend Connect Community and a very interesting blog with guest blog posts and case studies.
Although Academia has a slightly different take on remote working there is much we can learn from our local authority friends.