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Shared Services: Managing People in the Shared Services Equation

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - 10:51
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:46
To achieve the potential cost savings and operational efficiencies desired, organizations must establish both an organizational structure and a governance structure that collectively support this new service delivery model. Organizational Structure

A Guide to Collaborative Competencies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - 9:41
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:37
The non-profit Policy Consensus Initiative, in collaboration (how fitting!) with the 26-member University Network for Collaborative Governance, have developed a “Guide to Collaborative Competencies.” The guide draws “upon the collective knowledge and vast experience of the Network to provide an overview of the concrete skills needed to initiate and participate in collaborative approaches for public issues.”  The

IBM Center 2011 Call for Research Report Proposals

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 - 11:14
Since creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government more than 13 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector executives and managers address real-world problems by supporting leading researchers who produce empirical evidence to inform the debates about whether particular management approaches will improve government performance.

Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce: Practical Advice for Government Managers

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 14:39
The American workplace, the federal government workplace included, is undergoing a significant transition that presents both serious challenges and tremendous opportunities. As a result, today’s managers face an unprecedented set of challenges. As organizations prepare for the coming generational shift, they need to take full advantage of the knowledge of their experienced workers, while at the same time rethinking old para digms about what work is and how it gets done.

Seven Management Imperatives

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 - 22:11
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Based on these insights and trends, this forum presents seven management imperatives that government leaders and public managers must pursue in order to successfully manage in this new environment.

The Multi-Generational Workplace

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - 14:34
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 13:16
This is the challenge of leading in a multi-generational workforce, which now spans four generations, and is increasingly driven by rapid technological changes that have changed the nature of work and how it gets done.

Did You Telework Today?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - 10:21
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 09:12
There are enormous benefits that can result from telework:  improved employee retention and reduced sick leave, cost savings from reduced use of office space and utilities, and reduced pollution from commuting. . . . and yes, the ability to work from home when it snows!  In fact, a study by the Telework Research Network claims potential savings of about $3.8 billion a year if all eligible federal employees participated.

It's Hard to Be Cool

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - 10:54
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:51
As the mid-term elections near, the debate over the size of government seems to be a hot button issue.  Interestingly, the debate seems to have taken an unexpected turn. Two recent polls show a significant decrease in voters’ confidence in federal employees.  According to a Politico-George Washington University-Battleground poll, confidence slipped from 75 percent in July 2009 to 66 percent in September 2010.

Report: States Facing Workforce Challenges in Implementing Health Reform

Friday, October 1st, 2010 - 10:33
Friday, October 1, 2010 - 09:30
Those who follow health reform know that states have the bulk of responsibility for implementing many of the law's biggest and most substantive changes, including insurance exchanges that will form the cornerstone of consumer choice starting in 2014. A recent report commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation looked at the challenges facing the states as they begin to apply for grants and map out how they wil implement the health law.

An Agenda of Key Reforms

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - 15:45
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 15:42
The Obama Administration’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress, launched a “Doing What Works” initiative earlier this year.  The staff pulled together a 16-point plan, which was recently the focus of an opinion poll survey.  The highest rated item: “Require every federal agency to set cl
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