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Using Virtual Teams to Manage Complex Projects

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines how new technologies are reshaping the workplace. The project studies how the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors and subcontractors are using advanced information and communication technologies to manage a highly complex Radioactive Waste Management Project at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Yucca Mountain project has begun to implement -virtual teamwork- as a means to provide more efficient and effective collaboration among employees. Human Capital Management

Communities of Practice: A New Tool for Government Managers

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This study documents the creation and implementation of several intergovernmental "communities of practice." It traces the history of these networks and documents their structure, activities and outcomes as well as identifies a number of critical success factors related to these groups. Case studies include: SafeCities, Boost4Kids and 21st Century Skills. fhwaCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships

Financial Risk Management in the Federal Government: Overview, Practice, and Recommendations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report examines the role of financial risk management techniques in government. The goal of this study is to determine which private sector financial risk management techniques are best suited for government adoption. In addition, the report examines the common traits of successful financial risk management adoptions in government, and develops a series of recommendations that will serve as a guide for both agencies and oversight bodies.Financial Management

Labor-Management Partnerships: A New Approach to Collaborative Management

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report addresses the issues of privatization through a study of the Indianapolis privatization and labor-management partnership experience. The study verifies the success of the Indianapolois labor-management partnership and identifies the factors that led to its success. Through interviews with key participants, focus groups, survey research, and data analysis, a complete picture of the Indianapolis privatization and their labor-management experience is consolidated and a conceptual model of collaborative management for the public sector is developed and tested.

Performance Leadership: 11 Better Practices That Can Ratchet Up Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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In the report, Professor Behn moves away from the conventional tenet of public administration to "make the managers manage." Instead, he offers an approach that encompasses eleven "better practices" that he has observed in use by successful public managers over the years. This approach focuses not on individual attributes and virtues, but rather on activities or practices which can spur improvements in program performance.