Collaboration

 

Collaboration

Getting People to Solve Problems Without You

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 - 11:18
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:11
The September 2011 issue of the Harvard Business Review has a great article, “Smart Rules:  Six Ways to Get People to Solve Problems Without You,” by Yves Morieux, which provides useful advice to busy managers in large organizations.  While he focuses solely on private sector companies, the insights and lessons he offers are clearly relevant to the public sector.  This is especially true when it comes to implementing President Obama’s

Wasteful or Wonderful?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - 11:49
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:45
This is the underlying theme of a new report by Congressional Research Service specialist Fredrick Kaiser, in “Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities:  Types, Rationales, and Considerations.”  Given the recent big push by Congress to deal with overlapping programs, and recent reports by the Government Accountability Office, it is quite timely.

Wasteful or Wonderful?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - 11:49
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:45
This is the underlying theme of a new report by Congressional Research Service specialist Fredrick Kaiser, in “Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities:  Types, Rationales, and Considerations.”  Given the recent big push by Congress to deal with overlapping programs, and recent reports by the Government Accountability Office, it is quite timely.

Perspectives on Power, Security, and Leadership with General Anthony Zinni (USMC Ret.)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 - 15:29
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 14:53
Aspects of Power in 21st Century World PoliticsI think we have to understand how much the world has changed in the last two decades, beginning with the fall of the Soviet Union. It’s much more interdependent because of globalization, the rise of information technology, and the migration of peoples. There have been power shifts.

Managing Complexity

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 - 9:49
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 09:44
Noted government observer Donald Kettl, wrote several years ago that the government of the future needs to develop three things to deal with increased complexity:  knowledge-driven organizations, the agility to deal with non-routine problems, and the capacity to implement non-hierarchical solutions.

Measuring Performance in Networks

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 - 12:16
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:14
The IBM Center has sponsored a series of reports in different policy arenas over the past decade that look at the creation and use of collaborative networks to get results.  Reports exploring collaborative networks in emergency management, watershed management,

Smarter Inventory Management Part 2 of 3: Collaboration Drives Reductions in Unnecessary Spending

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 - 18:21
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 17:53
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” -- Vesta M. Kelly, Author Like visibility, the positive impact of collaboration is well known. And, when applied consistently to the Federal Government’s inventory management system, it is a tremendously effective cost-saving tool, by creating a more accurate forecasting and replenishing process.

Seven Management Imperatives

Saturday, June 4th, 2011 - 14:36
  Periodically the IBM Center staff steps back and reflects on the insights provided by its authors of more than 300 research reports and by some 300 senior government executives interviewed over the past 13 years.  Through our research and interviews, we identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing the game for successful leadership at all levels of government.

Starlings, Transparency, and Thad Allen

Monday, May 9th, 2011 - 16:09
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 16:01
Complexity theory and complex adaptive systems are relatively new ventures in the field of public administration, but they are old hat in other academic disciplines such as physics and biology. So what did I learn?

Managing the Social-Media Paradigm Shift: Ride the current, or be swept aside

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 - 16:09
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 15:59
  Everyone who’s ears have been assaulted with talk of “paradigm shifts” can thank Thomas Kuhn, author of “The She Structure of Scientific Revolutions.”  I’ve often wondered why that phrase beguiles so many consultants and technology cheerleaders, and it’s a shame that it has, because in the glare of that overexposure, we may have blinded ourselves to some true paradigm shifts.