Jokowi’s “Blusukan” Cost

A lot of media nowadays makes an extra view of this topic. “Blusukan” which we can say as “surveying to the field,” the system that Jakarta’s governor does to know direct situation for many problems in Jakarta town.

This is not a new thing in leadership and managing the town problem. In early era of Indonesia independent, our first President, Ir. Soekarno had always done this way to find the true problem in many cities and take a direct solution. Also, many governor or town major nowadays do this way. But, it looks different with Jokowi. He has his own unique way in his “blusukan.”

This leader does attract directly to the people and ask for what they want just like a friend. Different with many other leaders who are very exclusive and untouchable by people, Jokowi shows himself as “a usual person” same as them. This makes many people love him and like his leadership way. Sometimes he also does a strange thing in his “Blusukan” activity. He doesn’t fear to go down to the dirty ditch to know the actual condition. He walks on a flood area casually and don’t think about the dirt he will get. Continue reading