A.L.Rodenberg replied to the topic Does The Government “Chew Up People Who Drive Change?” in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 6 years, 11 months ago
There are a couple of issues with “change” in the Federal government.
1) In many cases, leaders are judged by the change that they implement. In one of the agencies I worked for, leaders were in and out of a leadership position within ~2 years. Long enough to look at what the last person mandated, deem it a failure, blame the last guy, write…[Read more]
A.L.Rodenberg replied to the topic Are National Parks set to go the way of the Postal Service? in the forum Budget / Performance 6 years, 11 months ago
I’m no scientist, but the woody waste that is currently a major headache for the NPS could feasibly be put to use in generating synthetic diesel (also known as bio-diesel) for either sale or fueling the fleet of government vehicles. Right now, due to regulations, the NPS is stuck with tons and tons of the kind of stuff you need to clear out of…[Read more]
From my perspective, the challenge isn’t that people – at every level – don’t have creative ideas and don’t know what to do… It’s that the how is so overwhelming. Who do I need to convince? Who has to sign off? What policy might I be violating? The collected policies are like precedent in law: they build on each other. As a result, we have…[Read more]
I’m not sure that the comparison between government workers and private industry workers was reasonably framed. In order to legitimately compare, you’d need to make sure you were comparing a federal secretary in DC to a private industry secretary in DC. Comparing someone’s salary in DC to someone’s salary in Omaha isn’t a one-for-one exchange.…[Read more]
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