Posts Tagged: organizations

9 Ways to Prime and Prep your Promotion

Imagine today is the last day at your current job. You checked out the link at USAJobs and realized the offer letter is real and you have received your promotion job offer letter. It is a great feeling to know that after countless hours of resume writing, editing, and interview practicing that you can reap… Read more »

Making the Millennial Connection: Three Must-Dos for VSOs

As the Department of Defense scales back the number of active duty forces to the smallest sized military since World War II, thousands of military personnel will transition to veteran status. Each service handles the civilian transition differently and every service member’s experience is unique. One thing remains consistent across services: these men and women… Read more »

Nonprofit Organizations: Myths and Facts

“Nonprofit” Does Not Mean “No Money” Recent news reports claimed that the IRS targeted extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax exemptions. It was much ado about nothing. But it’s time to clarify nonprofits’ legal status and their social roles in our culture. The Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of nonprofit organizations was a… Read more »

Operating Models: Understanding Complex Organizations

Standardization and Integration of Operating Models The idea of an “organizational operating model” is the central concept discussed by Dr. Jeanne Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson in their seminal work,Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution. They contend that for companies to succeed, they must understand their operating model: in… Read more »

Raise Your Hand if Your Organization Can Improve Employee Development & Recognition!

So how many of you raised your hand? It’s ok, we can’t see you – go ahead, be honest. If we were to ask your employees if they feel your organization can improve employee development and learning and increase recognition– how many would raise their hand? One of the most overlooked yet important assets an… Read more »

How Mature is your Finance Organization?

How Mature is your Finance Organization? By Steve Watson, CPA, CGFM IBM Public Sector Financial Management In 2005, I published a whitepaper upon the 15th Anniversary of the CFO Act entitled Federal Financial Management, The End of the Beginning (http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/imc/pdf/wp-cfo-act.pdf). In that paper, I included a Financial Management Maturity Model reproduced in the table below…. Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military… Read more »

The “Government” Network

By Heidi Sheppard On a typical INEAP meeting day I might hear a conversation among representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussing cluster development initiatives and how to work together. In another corner, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Commerce… Read more »

Fire All the Managers

In a refreshingly provocative article in this month’s Harvard Business Review, celebrated business writer Gary Hamel describes the condition of management in most large organizations (costly and inefficient) and how one company did away with all their managers and still manage to run a $700 million company with revenues and profits that leave competitors in… Read more »

Public Sector Entreprenuers

“Public sector entrepreneurship invites the opportunity to reexamine the role of government by introducing innovation and competitiveness to government, and other areas of the public sector. Public sector entrepreneurship can be viewed as tearing down old thoughts, processes, programs, or even organizations, in order to institute something more effective in its place. Public sector entrepreneurs… Read more »