Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:14
Successful inventions often spring from the minds of individual inventors – we often think of Thomas Edison at the classic inventor. But successful innovation is a team sport, according to a new Harvard Business Review article by a team of researchers – Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:10
Agencies establish a variety of performance goals and objectives to drive progress toward key outcomes. Agencies outline long-term goals and objectives in their strategic plans, and annual performance goals in annual performance plans.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:06
These four-year goals were first announced with the release of the FY 2015 budget back in March. Cobert’s announcement accompanies the first round of statutorily-required quarterly reports on the progress of the 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:02
The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe. This initiative was embedded into the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. Agencies are required to identify priority goals and report on their progress quarterly. In late June, agency progress reports were posted on the governmentwide performance.gov website.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:54
Increasingly, addressing public management challenges requires the use of collaborative networks across a range of agencies and non-governmental organizations. For example, the Obama Administration has designated a series of projects as “cross agency priority goals” and put networks in place to manage them. A lot of literature and practical experience show that a key element of success in any collaborative effort is the ability to create and sustain trust among stakeholders.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:48
Background. Early in the Obama Administration, OMB announced an initiative to create a small handful of High Priority Performance Goals in each agency, as a replacement for the Bush Administration’s
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:42
Harry Hatry is legendary. His indefatigable commitment to measuring government performance stretches back to his days as a Pentagon analyst on Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s fabled “Whiz Kids” team before joining the Urban Institute in 1968.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:39
A Side Benefit of DATA Act. Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week, writes that the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act signed by President Obama back in May, may be an added impetus for agencies to move to financial shared services.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:37
Since 2001, Dr. Behn has visited dozens of governmental organizations that are using the PerformanceStat model – some well, and some poorly. His bold objective was to answer the research question of whether PerformanceStat really makes a difference in improving performance, and how it works. In short, his answer is: it depends, and it’s complicated.
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:33
Staffing the U.S. Digital Service Office. According to Jason Miller, Federal News Radio: “The Office of Management and Budget today announced Mikey Dickerson will be the administrator of the U.S.