Though mobile technology may help increase the standard of living in poor, rural, and remote communities, it also holds the promise of other benefits, like better health, and closer ties to the central government.
Can federal performance management schemes influence efforts at the local level? Typically, performance management works best in systems where agencies engage in direct service delivery, where leaders have more control over what is going on. But in complex intergovernmental programs, can effective performance management systems be developed and work?
Agency and program leaders depend on a range of mission support functions, such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce management, to get their jobs done. The delivery of these functions, however, have changed significantly over the past quarter century.
Research on decision-making has made advances in recent years, but the research has not been applied to the actual practice of decision-making, observes Swiss professor Phil Rosenzweig in a recent article in the November issue of Harvard Business Review.
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of November 11, 2013 - 95 years to the day after the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War, a conflict with no living veterans.