We asked this question on GovLoop’s Facebook, and got many replies:
Gerry Cooney In a word, yes.
Tural Abbasov Yes.
Edward Peters Sadly, that’s a yes … too many insecure bureaucrats
Penny van Zandt Yes!
Kathleen Galvan Yes – there are so many rules and regulations and bureaucrats, that those of us who actually think outside the box are not the norm. I know of only three people in my office who can see panorama. The others have blinders on.
Chrissey Breault Everyone always claims they want to do “new” things and then when someone tries, it’s back to the same old boring stuff…..which never worked to begin with!
Neelie M Neirbo Heck no. Bureaucracy does. Managers can really effect the climate in which people work to reward creativity and innovation.
Kathleen Galvan The government (at least where I have worked) does NOT reward creativity and innovation. In fact people who are actually creative and innovative tend to be pestered or bureaucrated to death.
Kathleen Galvan And yet the government needs creative and innovative people more than they ever have.
Greg Powroznik There are two competing cultures. One is standardization and regulation for the sake of efficiency and security. The other is innovation, ironically with the same goal of efficiency.
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