Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015


The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 1.

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Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015
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David A. Lebryk was selected as Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) on June 26, 2009.
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As with each edition, this issue of The Business of Government magazine has as its focus the core mission of the Center—connecting research to practice as a means to improve public management. We do this by bringing together insights and perspectives, blended with an equal measure of practicality and reflection, from an array of government leaders, public managers, thinkers, practitioners, and academics.
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This guide offers ideas on how agencies can start closing the gaps between managers and staff, as well as tips on how to use the Staff/Manager Alignment Score to supplement and refine efforts to improve the workplace.
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Big problems call for big solutions. And so, with the states mired in historically unpleasant fiscal times, many have decided they need to go far beyond Band-Aid solutions in favor of tourniquets and transplants.
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This article is adapted from Luciano Kay, “Managing Innovation Prizes in Government” (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2011).
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The nation’s looming financial crisis, fueled by trillion-dollar plus annual federal budget deficits, has compelled all U.S. government departments and agencies to adopt cost-reduction campaigns and efficiency initiatives.
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Over the last 13 years, we published more than 300 research reports and interviewed some 300 senior government executives. It is from this rich library that we’ve identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing what it takes to be a successful leader at all levels of government.
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We believe government leaders and managers should incorporate these seven imperatives into their management practices to execute their organization’s mission successfully.
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Congress recently passed – and President Obama just signed -- legislation updating the 18-year-old Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
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Cuts are in the air. Some government managers talk about making them with scalpels, while others concede that shortfalls are so large that they're going to have to use hatchets (and whether they say it or not, a few are going to wind up using napalm).
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