What factors contribute to Austria’s low rates of unemployment? How does Austria’s "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.
"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing
information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about
sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and
securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”
“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can
be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her
medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other
"We’re one of the few developed countries that doesn’t have a set of key outcome indicators so that we
can understand the nation’s position and progress across a wide range of social, demographic, and other
key policy areas. We believe that those would help decision makers know how we are doing….”
Over the past year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has been preparing materials to help smooth the transition for the next administration. This blog has been part of that preparation. But today is the grand unveiling!
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Candidate Barack Obama laid out his vision for his performance management approach while on the campaign trail in September: "As President, I will go through the entire federal budget, page by page, line by line, and I will eliminate the programs that don't work and aren't needed."
Dr. Keon Chi's report identifies four inter-related strategies for transforming state governments: results-oriented governance, anticipatory governance, collaborative governance, and transparent governance.
Over the last 15 years federal government managers have relied on a much broader and more diverse set of personnel for carrying out agency missions, with private sector contractors assuming a much greater role than in the past. A key question is what...