The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Edition

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - 17:52
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A Challenge to the Performance Community

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 14:12
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He called it a “stealth revolution.” Over the course of the following year, a number of additional initiatives and events have reinforced the revolution.

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.

The Key Role of Front Line Managers

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - 9:55
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 09:22
That insight led to the creation of both Hammer Awards and Reinvention Labs as ways to both convey reinvention principles and engage people in their day-to-day workplace. 

GAO Outlines National Indicator System

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - 8:54
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 08:37
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed the state of the art in developing and using comprehensive indicator systems in its 2004 report, “Informing Our Nation: Improving How to Understand and Assess the USA's Position and Progress.”  That report sparked an initiative by the National Academies of Science, with the support of several non-profit foundations, to explore the feasibility of developing a national indicator system.  This led to the creation of a non-profit, State of the

Leading Financial Management at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - 14:28
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 11:09
Throughout its history, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has sought to promote sustainable homeownership, support community development, and access to affordable housing. It has also become evident that government best serves the taxpayer when it is performing well and producing sound results. Over the last couple of years, HUD has taken many steps to improve its management and performance in fulfilling its mission.

Target Practice: A Column by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Monday, February 21st, 2011 - 10:37
Of course, targets can be used as incentives or as punitive measures or both. David Mamet’s film, Glengarry Glen Ross, comes immediately to mind as an over-the-top example.  For those who haven’t seen the film, it’s the story of struggling real estate salesmen who are  told that the individual who had the best numbers would win a car; number two would get a set of steak knives and the rest would be fired on the spot.

Naming the New GPRA

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - 13:53
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:50
 1.      GPRA 2.0 (highest number of votes, but it’ll be so retro in 10-15 years!) 2.      Other (a close second, but with many options) a.       GPRMA b.      GPRA 2010 c.       GPRA II d.      GPRA Plus e.       Better Results

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 8

Monday, January 17th, 2011 - 10:00
Monday, January 17, 2011 - 08:50
Other Implementation Provisions.  The new law contains a number of other implementation provisions worth highlighting:

GPRA Mod Act of 2010 Explained: Part 7

Friday, January 14th, 2011 - 11:04
Friday, January 14, 2011 - 09:48
Governance of Overall Performance System.  After the original GPRA was adopted in 1993, President Clinton designated the deputy secretaries as their department’s “chief operating officers” responsible for overall management and performance issues, and this was continued by subsequent administrations.  President George W.
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