Easy to use ideas community to go live on 12 August

1 August 2019

How many times do we start a conversation with a work colleague with “I think...”? Like “I think we should…” or “I think we can…” or “I think it’s time…”.
A brand new interactive online ideas community called iThink (WA Public Sector) goes live on 12 August to capture the thousands of ideas being talked about every day at workplaces across the sector.
“There is already an excited buzz in some agencies as people have got to hear about our work in building iThink, and among those who have been helping us test and refine how it works,” says Public Sector Commissioner Sharyn O’Neill.
“With 140,000 staff from virtually every profession, trade and background, it makes sense to use this wealth of experience, skill, talent and expertise to help solve some of the public policy challenges of now and the future.
“Ideas from our own people can help make our sector even better – and that means better services for Western Australians.” 
The first call for ideas – or challenge – is how we can make our sector more diverse and how everyone’s voices can be valued. It will open on 12 August for four weeks.
Sonja Cox, Executive Director People, Culture and Diversity at the Commission, is leading the work on iThink and a sector-wide diversification strategy that will use the ideas from the challenge.
“iThink is an opt-in community that works like many of the social media platforms people are already familiar with,” she says.
“Staff need to register first using their work email address. Then they can post ideas, share ideas, vote on the ideas of others and watch the best ideas grow. They can also use blogs to add value to their ideas or the challenge as a whole – like linking to a piece of research.
“iThink is also a virtual community and everyone can see who is part of this community and follow those people who have interesting ideas or ideas they want to know more about.
“iThink is intuitive, engaging and easy to use.”
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Page last updated 12 August 2019