Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:50
Fast-Track Hiring. Federal News Network reports: “Each of the military services has faced workforce challenges in their maintenance depots over the past several years. Congress has responded with new authorities that let the Defense Department sidestep the traditional hiring system to fill those vacancies. . . . .
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:54
In his 2008 book on the next government of the United States, professor Donald Kettl eloquently zeroes in one of the defining challenges of government today: ”It is becoming increasingly hard for government to solve problems because the problems themselves confound the boundaries created to solve them.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 11/27/2019 - 08:59
They began several months ago to catalog similar efforts in the private sector and other countries, as well as previous efforts in the U.S. federal government, such as the five-part scorecard developed as part of President George W. Bush’s Management Agenda and the Baldrige Excellence Framework.
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:52
He says there are three inherent qualities of a leader: to have a purpose, to have a passion for this purpose, and to have courage. The rest of “leadership,” he says, can be taught.
But teaching leadership skills and techniques is fraught with risk. A survey of American companies found that while they invest about $16 billion a year into leadership training, two-thirds of CEOs thought the training wasn’t effective.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:31
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 14:22
This “do what works” approach is global and is premised “on the assumption that increased use of research evidence will lead to better outcomes in terms of effectiveness, accountability, and sustainability,” according to a recent article by Roman Kislov et al in Public Administration Review.
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Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:28
Agile Government. Federal News Network’s Jason Miller reports on federal IT policy and agile management.
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 17:20
A recent article in Harvard Business Review reminded me of a favorite 2016 article in Public Administration Review by the British academic Christopher Hood, “Gaming in Target World.” Hood’s article recounted the problems created during the Tony Blair government when performance targets were widely used and tied to consequences affecting individual public servants.