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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.
We aim to produce research and analysis that help government leaders respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges. The IBM Center is named “The Business of Government” because we focus on the management and operation of government, not the policies of government. Public sector leaders and managers need the best, most practical advice available when it comes to delivering the business of government. We seek to bridge the gap between research and practice by helping to stimulate and accelerate the production of research that points to actionable recommendations.
Over the past several months, the Center for the Business of Government has been examining trends in six different areas that are driving government to approach mission and business challenges differently, pointing to the need for further analysis and recommendations on how to effect change across these six areas. The Center reviewed these trends and released a special report, Six Trends Driving Change in Government. The Forum in this edition offers a primer on each of the six trends and the insights that can help gov ernment executives respond more effectively to their mission and management chal lenges. The Center’s research agenda is informed by these trends, but some federal agencies have already started down a positive path of change in each trend area, and their ideas can serve as models for others to adapt as appropriate.
Such examples include:
This issue highlights successful actions being taken throughout government to meet challenges of ever-increasing complexity, and sparks thinking among government leaders and stakeholders about how best to forge new paths forward.