Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015

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Getting Big Things Done in Government
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Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015
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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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In a new report titled “Fit for Purpose?” - Richard Boyle and Muiris MacCarthaigh with the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin identify some of the key challenges for Irish public administration and some of the priority areas where change is necessary. This report may not be your idea of fun “summer reading,” but it may prove to be the kind of thinking we need to consider as we too think about how well suited our government is for the challenges ahead.
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This article is adapted from Scott P. Overmyer, “Implementing Telework: Lessons Learned from Four Federal Agencies” (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
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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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The U.S. workplace is "undergoing a significant transition that presents unchartered territory and tremendous opportunity."
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A Conversation on Implementing Telework: Lessons learned from Four Federal Agencies
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Have you ever led a staff meeting and realized that it was clear that a good chunk of the people there had no clue what you were talking about when you alluded to Howdy Doody, Tonto or Slinkies? Or when new staff seems to be more absorbed in their iPad instead of your pearls of wisdom?
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Did today’s ice sheet over DC cause you to wish your agency supported teleworking? It’s now encouraged by law, but how do agencies actually get it implemented? The IBM Center has released a new report examining the experiences of four pioneering agencies and what they learned, so you don’t have to!
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This report offers practical implementation advice to agency leaders and front-line managers faced with implementing the newly-enacted law expanding telework opportunities to over one million federal workers, “The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.”
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