Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:32
The steady trend towards the increased use of cooperation and collaboration is happening against a backdrop of historically stove-piped programs and built-in institutional conflict, between and within agencies. Coordination is seen as good and conflict as bad. But can interagency conflict be good?
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:24
A 2015 study by the National Academy of Public Administration reinforces GAO’s concerns, concluding that “institutionalizing the discipline of program management across the federal government should be a top priority.” This included creating an integrated approach to program management, creating a professional community and voice among program managers, and greater clarity in their roles and responsibilities. But what is the best approach for doing this?
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:31
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:46
Skeptics call the President’s proposals to reorganize “boxology,” since they see them as merely shuffling around organizational boxes without anything actually being fixed. Even a respected public management observer such as Donald Moynihan questions the Administration’s commitment: “Is it the nice, sensible documents that OMB puts out, or their actual management practice?”
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:03
Getting Good Advice. In a commentary piece for Government Executive, Janet Weiss writes: “Across the federal government, about a thousand committees governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act and an untold number of additional committees meet each year to offer advice to improve government performance. Federal leaders devote considerable effort to planning, scheduling and staffing these committees.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:19
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:23
“We are data rich and information poor,” says former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official Shelley Metzenbaum. If that is the case, the challenge for public leaders is to figure out how to lead their organizations into the future with data.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 05/25/2018 - 08:41
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:16
From its earliest days, American democracy has been rooted in vigorous civic engagement. More recently, there have been fears that increasing distrust in institutions – including government -- will lead to large scale disengagement in civic life.
Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:02
Sage Reorg Advice. Alan Balutis writes a commentary for FCW where he lays out nine lessons for rightsizing, downsizing and reorganizing. Definitely worth the read!