Innovation

 

Innovation

The Power of Frontline Workers in Transforming Government: The Upstate New York Veterans Healthcare Network

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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The project describes and analyzes how a government organization, providing services within the ongoing constraints of bureaucratic routine, reduced funding and political influence and used the entrepreneurial capabilities of its workforce to navigate major strategic challenges successfully. The organization examined was a single health service network within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Upstate New York Veterans Health Network, which allowed its work force to become more entrepreneurial and independent in performing their responsibilities.

Leveraging Networks: A Guide for Public Managers Working Across Organizations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This project examines the changing operational challenges faced by today’s public managers as they participate in collaborative undertakings with other governments and the nongovernmental sector. The lessons are derived from experiences in several Midwestern states, where many established networks operate. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs

A Learning-Based Approach to Leading Change

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the experiences of five federal agencies which are currently running focused initiatives to apply the tools, principles and perspectives of organizational learning. As a program assessment, this study addresses the successes and failures of organizational learning based on these five case studies, and presents these findings to the community at-large. Human Capital Management

SeaPort: Charting a New Course for Professional Services Acquisition for America's Navy

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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The project presents a case study of the SeaPort operation, established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as a faster, better, and cheaper way of procuring over half a billion dollars worth of professional support services necessary to support the Navy’s mission around the world.

Using Technology to Increase Citizen Participation in Government: The Use of Models and Simulation

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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The use of decision support tools by citizens and community leaders to make better decisions holds tremendous promise as the next area of E-government technology. This research project identifies these opportunities, examines existing attempts to use these technologies, and conducts usability research related to a particular set of simulation technologies designed to help citizens more fully participate in decisions about sustainable development.nj, new jersey, ca, california Technology and E-Government

The Auction Model: How the Public Sector Can Leverage the Power of E-Commerce through Dynamic Pricing

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report explores the vast potential that online auctions present for policy-makers and executives at all levels of government. The study focuses on how the auction model and dynamic pricing can reinvent the way in which government units execute purchasing, disposal of surplus, obsolete, or seized property, and internal allocation of resources. The report examines both the theoretical concepts that will drive government's involvement in online auctions, as well as practical application methods for implementing the auction model.

Bridging the Knowledge and Skills Gap: Tapping Federal Retirees

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This research project focuses on the untapped pool of knowledge of the Federal retiree community and will develop an innovative model and "best practices" that Federal agencies can use to reduce the Federal human capital crisis. Case studies to include the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Agriculture and NASA Goddard.

Federal Intranet Work Sites: An Interim Assessment

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report uncovers ideas and practices in government-to-employee web-based communication. It investigates and analyzes the visions of online collaboration that are emerging in federal agencies and the web-based governemnt-to-emploee practices that are in place. The study considersr the leverage points, opportunities and barriers to developing these innovations. Technology and E-Government

Working to Transform Your Organization

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
A part of the larger report, "Becoming an Effective Political Executive: 7 Lessons from Experienced Appointees," this essay, "Working to Transform Your Organization," describes how political appointees can successfully transform organizations. Four organizations were chosen as case studies and eight common lessons emerged about how leaders successfully undertake large-scale transformation initiatives.

Managing the New Multipurpose, Multidiscipline University Research Center: Institutional Innovation in the Academic Community

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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One of the most dramatic changes in U.S. policy in decades, largely undocumented, is the gradual shift from funding individual projects to funding science centers. This study includes historical analysis of the evolution of science centers, focusing on the new (post-1975) science and technology centers and explores what are the management imperatives resulting from this new mode of organizing scientific research. nsf, national science foundationCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships