The IBM Center is releasing an update to its 2009 The Operator’s Manual for the New Administration for the use of new executives in the federal government. This updated chapter on people reflects advances based on extensive practical research published by the Center since 2009 on changes, challenges, and opportunities surrounding the workplace, the nature of work, and the workforce charged with performing the activities of government.
The IBM Center is releasing an update to its 2009 The Operator’s Manual for the New Administration for the use of new executives in the federal government. This updated chapter on leadership reflects advances based on extensive practical research published by the Center since 2009 on the success of real leaders and provides insights on how government executives can better lead their agencies and programs.
How do leaders of very diverse agencies direct ambitious change? How do they achieve significant
goals? What strategies do they use to overcome opposition and win allies? How do specific
organizational and political contexts affect strategies and outcomes?
Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of
Government over fourteen 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.
A Presidential election year provides an opportunity to step back and consider major issues that will face government in the future. Our Center has devoted significant attention to this topic 4, 8, and 12 years ago, and this year we will build on that tradition.
Our Guide is a short and timely primer on how to manage in the federal government. This 24-page document includes six 'to dos' for government executives, a discussion on stakeholder groups, and eight essential tools for achieving your goals.
In a dynamic global landscape, the U.S. Department of State has also sought to advance diplomacy by pursuing effective knowledge-sharing as well as expanding the use of collaborative technology. What is eDiplomacy? How is eDiplomacy moving State from a culture of need to know toward a culture of a need to share?