Engagement and Partnership Challenge - EAST
Engagement and partnership provides opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and resources for more effective capability building and outcomes.
For OneAPS month (January 2023) the APS Academy has partnered with Dr Ruari Elkington, a senior lecturer in Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), to uplift engagement capability in the APS.
QUT, like the APS, is a large organisation which sees challenges in engagement and partnerships as people become siloed and face reasons not to connect with others.
"If we’re going to affect behavioural change in a workplace, if we want to nudge people, encourage people including ourselves to do things differently, then we should think about designing interventions that are easy, attractive, social and timely."
Dr Ruari Elkington, Senior Lecturer, QUT
In this bite-sized video, Ruari explains a simple engagement framework known as ‘EAST’, which stands for Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely.
EAST in action challenge
For the month of January, to celebrate OneAPS month, think about what EAST might look like in action in the APS. This might be something you will do using the EAST framework or something you have already done that aligns with the framework.
Share your strategy with the OPEN-OneAPS Partnership and Engagement Network on GovTEAMS. The best submissions will be featured in a news article on the Academy website.
If you do not have a GovTEAMS account, email Erin.Quigley@apsc.gov.au to have your submission included.