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Weekly Round-up: January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 22:09
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of January 13, 2014

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Does Management Matter?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:03
A recent news story of how the on-line shoe company Zappos has eliminated the position of manager has raised again the question of whether management matters. A new Harvard Business Review article says “yes,” and they have the data to prove it.

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Disintermediation: The Internet’s Impossible Promise, And Ten Ways It Is Changing Government for the Better
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:25
“[Through social media, the internet] is changing the relationship between citizens and their government. The better everyone understands the mechanisms of that change, the more we can harness the power, mitigate the risks, and account for the limitations of this new disintermediating platform.”

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Weekly Round-up: January 10, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 09:51
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the first week of 2014.

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What Is the Public's Role in Government?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 17:47
The Clinton Administration promoted customer service. The Bush Administration expressed sympathy for taxpayers. The Obama Administration has advocated citizen engagement.

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Four Roles for Citizen Co-Creators
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:04
A new IBM Center report explores how citizens are participating in co-creation of government services and how public sector leaders can develop programs that make use of their time and talents.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 13:06
Looking ahead at Center reports slated for 2014, and at the reports we published in 2013.

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Weekly Round-up: December 20, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:53
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 16, 2013

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Required Reading:  Agency Strategic Plans
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 15:54
Set your New Year’s resolutions now! In early 2014, for the first time federal agencies will simultaneously submit refreshed strategic plans to Congress, covering the next four years. You should put them on your “must read” list for the new year.

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Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:48
Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to release a new report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition, by Jacques Gansler and William Lucyshyn, University of Maryland.

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