Posts Tagged: IBM

How IBM does the Results Oriented Work Environment (ROWE)

There is an experiment at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to change how government works. The idea is to stop measuring how much time an employee spends at the office but rather to measure how productive the employee is. The employee sets their own working hours and negotiates with their supervisor on what theyRead… Read more »

Enterprise 2.0: What’s In It For Us?

While many Internet companies are still trying to figure out how to make money with Web 2.0, where it’s really taking off is the enterprise. Often referred to as Enterprise 2.0, this is the sweet spot for businesses – using social technology to empower your existing employees. Social applications let employees connect across organizations, andRead… Read more »

Leveraging Web 2.0 in Government

I should go through my bookshelves more often! This weekend, while sorting and thinking, I rediscovered a hard copy of the IBM Center for the Business of Government’s Fall/Winter 2008 publication. One of the articles jumped out at me: Leveraging Web 2.0 in Government, by Ai-Mei Chang and P.K. Kannan. Chang is Professor of SystemsRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.25.2009

Yes, 06.25.2009 … I am running a bit behind. What with Farrah and Michael and Cap and Trade … what’s a girl to do? Oh, and I have a suggestion for our next GovLoop Project of the Week: Design a comprehensive, fool-proof way to rid my roses of Japanese Beetles … I can not tellRead… Read more »

Transforming Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Jonathan Walters’ report chronicles the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to realign and centralize its information technology activities. Describing it as an “ambitious, audacious and arduous crusade,” Walters makes it very clear that this is still very much a work in progress. There are significant hurdles ahead and certain significant adjustments will no doubtRead… Read more »

Transformation of DOD’s Business Systems

The Department of Defense launched an ambitious effort to transform its vast network of back office mission support systems in 2001. It has since invested large amounts of funding in the effort. What progress has the initiative achieved to date? What has been its impact? Should the new Administration continue the existing effort, terminate it,Read… Read more »

IBM Center Launches Transition Resources

Next week, we’ll know who the next President will be. And he’ll have to hit the ground running to deal with the mega-challenges he’ll face. His first task will be to put in place his team of executives to run agencies that oftentimes dwarf even Fortune 50 companies. How do they get up to speed?Read… Read more »

Presidential Transition 2008

Just joined GovLoop at the recommendation of Steve Kelman! Looks like this is a long-needed forum for public sector employees and I’m interested in helping bring both content and connections. The IBM Center for The Business of Government offers thought leadereship resources for government managers on a wide range of topics. It commissions research fromRead… Read more »