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.

Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - 15:22
This report provides useful insights into how the government can proceed in creating effective cross-agency collaborations that can improve outcomes significantly.

Creating Dual Operating Systems

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 - 11:46
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:44
Large companies (and governments) cannot ignore the daily demands of running large enterprises that depend on hierarchy and routines, Kotter observes.  These structures and processes work well in stable, predictable environments and their evolution and refinements have contributed greatly to society in the past hundred years.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 8: Collaboration

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 - 17:04
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 15:50
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Collaboration Fostering collaboration will be a key component of your job. The need for improved and enhanced collaboration within and between agencies in the federal government, with state and local governments, as well as with nonprofits and businesses, is now clearly needed. The federal government’s ineffective collaboration with other government organizations was clearly apparent and widely criticized during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Federal Government Reform Resources: The IBM Center

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 - 14:53
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 13:47
There are six “go to” topics in the IBM Center’s Resource Center for incoming new political appointees as well as for veteran career executives preparing for the new year ahead Topic 1:  Helping New Leaders Succeed.  The IBM Center has updated its two most popular books for new leaders in government:

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Fall/Winter 2012 Edition

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 - 11:34
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 08:33
Download a Copy of The Business of Government Magazine

Joined-Up Management: A Next Step in Cross-Agency Collaboration

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 14:59
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For most of the last century, when the government determined a need for an activity in a certain area, the response has come in the form of a program that sits within an agency. Funding is requested by administrations within accounts dedicated to that program. Congress then authorizes funds under committees focused on the program. Managers run their programs as a line operation, with staff (and often contractors) working within program authorities in a hierarchical structure. Oversight processes from OMB to Congress to outside interest groups are aligned to influence the program.

Bridging the Gap

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 11:31
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:11
I’ve been asked to participate as a “practitioner” on a discussion panel at the upcoming conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)  It is a high-powered conference of top academics from around the U.S.

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaborative Mechanisms

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - 14:20
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 14:15
GAO’s latest study on collaborative governance is based on an analysis of more than 300 past GAO reports covering issues such as homeland security, agriculture, and health, as well as a series of interviews with experts on the topic.
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