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.
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.
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?
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!
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.”
Conversation with Authors Series profiles three recent center reports with authors Dr. David Wyld on Cloud Computing in Government, Dr. Vicki Grant on Process Improvement in Social Service Delivery, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati on the use of GIS in engaging citizens.