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Coordinating for Results: Lessons from a Case Study of Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:51
agencies have the funding, expertise, or influence to achieve their goals single-handedly. Moreover, complex problems require interdisciplinary—and hence interagency—solutions. To succeed, public executives and managers must leverage the financial, human, and organizational resources of multiple agencies. This requires coordination.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:54
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Government leaders face serious challenges—fiscal austerity, citizen expectations, the pace of technology and innovation, and a new role for governance. These challenges influence how government executives lead today, and, more importantly, how they can prepare for the future.

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:53
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In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:41
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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.

David A. Lebryk

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - 10:32
Commissioner Lebryk provides leadership, policy direction and guidance for the bureau’s debt financing and financial management programs. The bureau issues over one billion in federal payments worth $2.4 trillion to more than 100 million people; collects nearly $3.2 trillion in federal revenues each year; and collects more than $6.2 billion in delinquent debts. The Fiscal Service is responsible for the issuance of more than $7.7 trillion in marketable securities to finance the public debt.

Netflix's Five Tenets of HR

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - 14:48
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 13:45
Former Netflix chief talent officer, Patty McCord, describes its key talent management tenets in a recent Harvard Business Review article.  While Netflix’s approach may not be suited to other companies or the work of the public sector, they are worth highlighting for no other reason than to spark some reflection and discussion.

Creating a Culture of Helping

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - 16:45
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 15:42
Collaboration is key to effective organizations.  But how can leaders encourage helping behaviors among employees?  A recent Harvard Business Review article by Teresa Amabile, Colin Fisher, and Julianna Pillemer examines how the CEO of a cutting-edge design firm, IDEO, did just that.  Can the lessons from this company be applied in your organization?

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - 14:18
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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 13:13
As we noted in a blog post that introduced Six Trends Driving Change in Government, Government leaders, managers, and stakeholders face major challenges, including fiscal austerity, citizen expectations, the pace of technology and innovation, and a new role for governance.   These challenges influence how government executives lead today, and, more impor­tantly, how they can prepare for the future. 

Trend Six: Leadership

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - 13:06
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:09
Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership -- testing the very form, structure, and capacity required to meet these problems head-on. These challenges run the gamut from the 2008 near-meltdown of the global financial system to the Y2K challenge, pandemics, ending veteran homelessness, and natural or man-made disasters. Many are difficult to anticipate, get out in front of, and handle. In most manifestations, they do not follow orderly and linear processes.

Looking ahead at key challenges and opportunities for government

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - 11:35
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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:30
The Center’s new report is the result of multiple interviews with government leaders, an assessment of research and reports on challenges and opportunities from the Center and many other sources; and a roundtable involving key government, academic, and industry officials last May.  
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