The tasks of using and sharing big data for government seems huge. However, the benefits and potential cost savings would outweigh the costs.
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Technology is constantly changing as new tools are developed and old tools are modified or repurposed, and these commercial innovations are having a growing impact on how we govern.
Whether it’s a new administration, shifting budget priorities or even a shutdown, the only constant in being a public servant is change. Here's how you can navigate.
A new survey identifies four sets of management initiatives that have had the greatest impact on government management efforts over the past twenty years.
There are some major differences between what happened in Canada almost a decade ago, and what happened on Capitol Hill this week. For one thing, Canada was never at risk of running out of money or furloughing its employees as a result of this situation.On the other hand, the debate among US legislators – as... Read more »
Setting the goal of having coffee with 50 people forces you to be clear about your goals.
It should be said though to managers that even with meetings being a mainstay in the work setting to keep people and projects on track, it does not mean that getting together should be a long and arduous task. Meetings can and should be an effective way to communicate information and to keep projects on... Read more »
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein (The genius professor was right, but perhaps someone should have bought him a comb.) In order to have effective governance skills, government officials must be able to listen organically, navigate change wisely and be flexible in creative problem solving. Listening is about really taking in what... Read more »
If asked to name innovative organizations, how many government entities spring to mind? Not enough. This does not mean, however, that there is a shortage of innovation in government.
If any agency can be thoughtful about anticipating the externalities of implementing new technology, there’s no reason that “modernization” shouldn’t be a core value of an agency versus a half-hearted attempt at not falling farther behind.