Collaboration

 

Collaboration

Tri-Sector Leadership Skills

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 - 17:04
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 17:01
An article in the September issue of Harvard Business Review by Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas tries to explain why.  They examine the careers of leaders who have been successful in addressing complex challenges requiring collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders. They cite Harvard Kennedy School professor Joseph Nye, who says that these kinds of leaders have the ability to “engage and collaborate across the private, public, and social sectors.”

Using Crowdsourcing In Government

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 - 10:37
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The growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems has been inspired by similar efforts in the commercial world.  There, crowdsourcing has been successfully used to design innovative consumer products or solve complex scientific problems, ranging from custom-designed T-shirts to mapping genetic DNA strands. 

Throwing Rocks and Birds

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 - 14:36
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 14:27
In 2002, British academic Jake Chapman wrote a paper for Demos, a UK think tank, entitled: “System Failure:  Why Governments Must Learn to Think Differently.” It is based on his experiences in working with large government challenges, especially in the energy and health care sectors.  In his paper, he contrasts the traditional, linear approach to problem-solving with a more holistic, systemic approach.  He says it is like the difference between throwing a rock and a live bir

Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 18:30
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But recent changes in law and advances in technology have led to a new environment that makes cross-agency management far more achievable. The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires the development of government-wide priority goals and greater coordination among agencies. This article provides useful insights into how the government can proceed in creating effective cross-agency collaborations that can improve outcomes significantly.

Bryan Sivak

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 14:40
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With advances in technology and the development of various collaborative platforms, we are witnessing a prime opportunity to make a vision of the future a reality of today.

Conversation with Authors: Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers with Dr. Jane Fountain

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - 11:33
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What two dimensions are necessary for effective collaboration? How can agency leaders and OMB foster cross-agency collaboration as a way of doing business? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Jane Fountain author of the IBM Center report, Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers.
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Mon, 10/14/2013
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Federal agencies and academics have long discussed the importance of cross-agency collaboration.

Leadership: It Depends on the Deck You've Been Dealt (Part 4)

Monday, March 25th, 2013 - 17:43
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 17:39
But as the context – the workplace, the workers, and the work – change (because we are in more of a knowledge-based economy) -- a different type of leader tends to be more successful, especially when the challenge is cross-agency and/or cross-sector. The “lone hero” isn’t always the most effective leader in this new world.  In fact, the best leaders tend to share leadership in any large-scale change effort.  For example: 

Co-Delivery: Beyond Traditional Citizen Engagement

Monday, March 11th, 2013 - 11:29
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:26
How can governments at all levels engage their citizens in ways that are more meaningful – and fun -- to both the citizens and their community? A series of pioneering initiatives hold new promise that this now can be done on a much wider scale.

What's the Recipe for Good (Collaborative) Relationships?

Monday, February 11th, 2013 - 11:11
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:04
With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are all sorts of advice columns about improving relationships.  Well, A new IBM Center report by Dr. Jane Fountain, Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers, offers advice on successful cross-agency relationships.  She says there is a recipe for success, but that it depends on a number of factors.
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