In week 71 at Digital Service, Martin welcomed 20 new Work4Germany fellows with a talk about enabling factors for public sector transformation. He also prepared the next Service Standard report for publication and announced local events for autumn.
Martin got a blog post on community work published, opened the second user research role and prepared various autumn activities. He also visited colleagues at the government’s open house weekend in week 68 at Digital Service.
During his week 67 at Digital Service, Martin was glad to see the 3rd Service Standard report published – documenting the team’s work on the digital identity service component ‘BundesIdent’. Throughout the week, he made progress with preparing articles, talks, and events for the coming weeks and months.
Martin’s week 66 at DigitalService offered some challenges. He reflects on why some are similar to previous work contexts, and others are specific to Germany. He also made progress with some international and public speaking work.
In only 3 working days in week 65 at Digital Service, Martin got a few things done. He continued talking about the Service Standard inside and outside of the organisation, covering improvements, related training, reviews and reporting.
The values of the Digital Service are now manifested in handy stickers – available on vinyl, slides, Slack and Miro. Martin put them to good use in his week 64 at Digital Service while working on Service Standard reporting.
At the Creative Bureaucracy Festival in June, Kara Kane from the UK Government Digital Service moderated an open panel discussion on the long slog of public service transformation. Together with members of the International Design in Government community and participants, she discussed how to keep creatives motivated in public service roles, help build resilience for change, and recruit and retain talent for this type of work.
In week 63 at Digital Service, Martin participated in an internal accessibility check. He spent 1.5 days in various workshops and joined a lunch conversation on resilience.
In week 61, Martin co-ran an international call on digital certificates and wallets and supported the first regular monthly cross-public sector user research exchange. He also continued to wrangle with the Service Standard and its implementation.
On 13 June, CityLAB Berlin hosted the second public sector innovation meetup together with the Digital Service. 3 international speakers shared their work under the topic “Borderless challenges, exponential opportunity”.