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An Obligation to Future Generations

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 - 14:51
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Blog Author: Sreeram Visvanathan, Global Managing Director, Government, IBM Change is everywhere. Every industry, including government, is facing digital disruption. The public expects the agility and efficiency found in the private sector while government must appeal to new workers with skills to meet these requirements. Advances in technology have accelerated the need for change in how governments operate.  

Reflections on Reform: Implementing Management Reform

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 - 15:20
Blog Co-Author: Mark Abramson, Leadership Inc. This blog is two in a series.  The IBM Center for The Business of Government turns 20 this year. To commemorate this milestone, we are undertaking a year-long effort to both look back over the last 20 years and to look ahead to envision what government might look like in the next 20 years.

Strategic Foresight and Leadership

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 - 14:03
These blogs are based on my rich discussions with hundreds of current and past government executives, who join me each week for informative, insightful, and in-depth conversations on The Business of Government Hour.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 10:15
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Can We Predict the Future More Accurately?

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Magnifying the Voice of the Future

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The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 13:16
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

The Business of Government

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 13:16
This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics. 

Federal Government Reform Resources: Anticipatory Governance Report

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 - 16:32
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Former Vice Presidential National Security Advisor Leon Fuerth, working with Evan Faber, has released a white paper that has been a decade in the making.  The paper describes how the federal government is increasingly facing challenges of greater complexity that demand faster action than the current institutional structures can respond to effectively.