A global perspective
One of the challenges of the current situation is that we're more connected globally than we've even been before. But that can also help us manage and think about the crisis.
The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) at the OECD have written a blog showcasing a wide variety of initiatives from around the world.
OPSI are also putting out a call for people to share innovative COVID-19 responses. When people say we're in this together, that means right across the world.
And something closer to home
Australia.gov.au is now a COVID-19 information portal. That's it. The team over at the Digital Transformation Agency have reconfigured everything to be about current information and support.
This might not seem like a big deal, but with things moving so quickly and changing so much, it's important to have a single place to go to for help.
For federal public servants, there is also information at the Australian Public Service Commission.
Obviously this is just one small example of quick, essential changes that are happening. In our home agency alone there are a number of taskforces who have hit the ground running to help Australia respond.
We'll endeavour to bring you more stories, along with how you can apply the principles these teams are using. And while we're at it, if you have anything you'd like to share, please, please do get in touch.
We want to make sure we help as much as we can, so anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading, thank you for your work, stay safe.