Cabinet in the 21st century
As the Government's central decision making body, Cabinet considers matters that impact business and the economy, individuals and communities, locally and in other jurisdictions. Cabinet processes operate on the principles of consultation, confidentiality and collective responsibility. Ministers rely on departments for timely circulation of high quality documents with appropriate levels of security.
In the era of digital communications, social media, cybersecurity and 24x7 news cycles, stakeholders want earlier consultation. Cabinet must often respond swiftly to emerging issues and Ministers want briefings in real-time. Departments are under pressure to keep pace with a new set of expectations.
The impact is a major shift for the Ministerial support units, with departmental executives heavily reliant on their teams to manage broad engagement and deliver in-depth analysis. Cabinet processes require a collaborative effort between departments to ensure quality submissions.
The question staff and executives must ask; is there a best-practice approach to managing Cabinet processes in the 21st century? And can it be applied with limited impact on staff and existing systems?
Make the shift to a modern approach
Cabinet processes are traditionally document-centric, paper-based and manual. Objective Cabinet Processes enables your department to securely automate and streamline these processes from end to end, to support consultation and meet critical timeframes.
Designed to be applied to existing information governance platforms, Objective Cabinet Processes respects governance policies, enables stakeholders to interact with process requests and provides transparency across the entire process to ensure submissions are delivered on time and to the highest quality.