New administrations introduce major initiatives that often cannot be sustained, however, the author says this time could be different. He says that the application of new methods by the Trump Administration has the potential of producing results where most everyone gains, or at least, are not any worse off.
If you are not seeing the results you expect from political and organizational leaders, then demand the application of better methods.
The 2014 Next Generation of Government Summit will be held July 24-25 in Washington, DC. The objective of the conference is to provide “…opportunities for emerging leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.”
Too often in government, new initiatives and programs are introduced that are embraced by the few and dismissed by the many. One of the few programs that have withstood the test of time (26 years) is the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
The author contends that OPM’s succession management policy is contributing to troubling FEVS results as well as to the number of EEO and MSPB complaints and advocates for major change in policy.
In this follow-on article, the author addresses comments from readers and identifies actions that federal employees can take and have taken to change policy and bring about needed improvements.
The author contends that with the Internet, social media and data analytics, employees and other stakeholders can play a greater role in assessing and improving agency performance.
Making a small change that can result in significant improvement may be simpler than you think.
The author suggests that with the impacts from sequestration, now may be a good time to re-assess results from the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in identifying a way ahead.
The author suggests involving federal employees in identifying opportunities for reductions in budgets to prevent the need for furloughs.