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The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) faces a problem that many program- and project-based organizations wrestle with in an ongoing fashion: Where does your workforce go...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Agencies are creating more data than ever, and they increasingly rely on it to make decisions. Government must leverage the growing data-focused civic engagement community. GovLoop recently...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
We are in the midst of a major transition from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy. We have talked about this coming transition since the mid-1950s when Fritz Machlup began to...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
In 2009, the U.S. government spent $29.263 billion on health research—more than half of all funds committed to research in the United States. This case study is an example of how knowledge...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in the federal civil service....
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
A failure to transfer knowledge in a timely and accurate way can lead to a host of consequences for an agency or program. For example, the U.S. House of Representatives' Budget Committee...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The need to capture and transfer knowledge among agencies and from departing or retiring employees to remaining employees has put knowledge management at the forefront of agency agendas....
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Progressive thinking at the VA means inviting experts from both inside and outside the agency to propose solutions. The Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) identifies, prioritizes...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Do states view education reform the same way feds do? Ask your child's principal. The federal Race to the Top (RTT) program offered states millions of dollars to implement educational...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Through action learning, federal leaders can achieve both meaningful mindset change and goal accomplishment. Federal agency productivity and employee satisfaction are demanding goals even...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The federal government is "losing its minds," but not necessarily in the way one might think from watching the TV news. The federal government employs more than 2.7 million workers and...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
FEMA coordinated the activities among federal agencies and not-for-profit partners, which rolled out new programs developed post-Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Sandy came ashore along the...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
If your knowledge management system (KMS) consists simply of email and shared drives, you are missing the opportunity to build a KMS that engages your users and grows with your organization...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Knowledge management (KM) practitioners know there is no definitive definition of KM. They may even struggle with the definition of knowledge. But few practitioners—or their...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Over the years, knowledge management practitioners have studied knowledge management (KM) and identified approaches such as mentoring, communities of practice, training programs, and...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The more complex an organization, the more challenging and more critical it is to manage institutional knowledge. In large complex organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Paul Smith, Lead with a Story (AMACOM, 2012) Reviewed by Tabatha Pilgrim Thompson At the age of six, a little boy named George received a new hatchet as a gift. Eager to use his present,...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Controlling labor costs is one area of private-sector best practices that doesn't translate well into federal management. The priorities are different. Total quality initiatives in the...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Agencies are mandated to assess information systems security risks. Managing those risks on a continual, rather than annual, basis can save scarce resources. As technology advances and...
The Public Manager
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Relocation assistance can be good for the bottom line, as well as for hiring and retention. A little-discussed program that has big implications for those employees who use it also could be...
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