If evidence-based decision-making is all the rage in government these days, how do agencies develop the skills to conduct such analyses? And how do agencies create a culture to support this management approach so it isn’t just another flavor-of-the-month fad? New Jersey’s child welfare system may have cracked the code. A new report for theRead… Read more »
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How can cities successfully partner with nonprofits, foundations, universities, and private businesses to improve service delivery to citizens using technology?
Here are some articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, the week of March 23-27, 2015. Dan Chenok How the new policy on 360 reviews of government #acquisitions can work — perspectives from @kelmansteve. How to build great customer experiences with government — insightsRead… Read more »
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, the week of March 16-20, 2015. Dan Chenok Interesting review of State government measures to encourage reporting on programs that aren’t working well: http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/03/government-works-making-it-safe-report-bad-results/107907/?oref=eig-homepage-module Advice on DATA Act implementation: http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/blog/2015/03/18/six-things-data-act/24973895/ OMB launches site to access multiple ITRead… Read more »
Finally, research shows why cross-functional collaboration is so important to getting things done. A recent survey of 400 global company CEOs found that executing their company’s strategy heads their list of challenges. Related studies show two-thirds to three-quarters of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies. What these studies found sounds very familiar to whatRead… Read more »
The Administration’s FY 2016 budget proposal shows that it is committed to creating capacity and sustainability for performance-and-results based government. It’s all in the details. Beyond the dollars in the President’s budget, there are some details buried in congressional justifications that are worth examining. I think there are three sets of initiatives – that forRead… Read more »
The distinction between “management” and “leadership” is important, because they serve different roles in an organization — and they require different approaches in how they are developed. The Government Accountability Office has released its updated list of high risk areas across the federal government. It flags for attention the mission-critical skills gap in jobs suchRead… Read more »
Is it leaders’ ethical responsibility to use foresight to ensure that today’s decisions reflect the needs of tomorrow?
Delivery Units are being created by governments around the world as a way for leaders to ensure results are delivered effectively across agency boundaries.
In the 1990s, a new model of governance emerged – Reinventing Government. This model was rooted in private sector entrepreneurial approaches and market-like incentives. A new model – dubbed “New Power” – has emerged in the 2010s. Reinventing Government was organized around ten values, such as government being catalytic, community-owned, competitive, etc. Today, a newRead… Read more »