Government Executive - Authors - Lara Shanehttp://www.govexec.com/voices/lara-shane/7018/Lara Shane is Vice President for Research and Communications at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.en-usWed, 24 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400Great Organizations Build on Their Successeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/great-organizations-build-their-successes/94961/​Government leaders need to highlight the inspirational work across their organizations.Lara ShaneWed, 24 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/great-organizations-build-their-successes/94961/Management - Promising PracticesThe 2014 Service to America Medal winners were honored at a black-tie event in Washington.Sam Kittner/Kittner.comGuess Where the Government Ranks in Customer Satisfaction?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/guess-where-government-ranks-customer-satisfaction/94211/Agencies could better serve citizens and businesses by streamlining websites.Lara ShaneTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:21:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/guess-where-government-ranks-customer-satisfaction/94211/Management - Promising PracticesMonakhova Irina/ShutterstockWhy Alignment of Staff and Manager Satisfaction Scores Matterhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/why-alignment-staff-manager-satisfaction-scores-matter/82969/If employees and bosses view your agency differently, it's harder to drive change.Lara ShaneTue, 22 Apr 2014 12:51:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/why-alignment-staff-manager-satisfaction-scores-matter/82969/Management - Promising PracticesManagers and employees must be working in the same direction.Santhosh Kumar/Shutterstock.comUnleashing the Power of Shared Serviceshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/unleashing-power-shared-services/79726/In tight budgets, agencies should pool resources on more than just back-office functions.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/unleashing-power-shared-services/79726/Management - Promising Practices Lightspring/Shutterstock.comHow USAID and Science Agencies Tap Data to Forecast Faminehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/how-usaid-and-science-agencies-tap-data-forecast-famines/75965/Early warning network helps program leaders direct aid where it’s needed.Lara Shane, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 30 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/how-usaid-and-science-agencies-tap-data-forecast-famines/75965/Management - Promising PracticesSomali women and children from southern Mogadishu, line up to receive food at a camp in Mogadishu. Farah Abdi Warsameh/APHow VA Is Using Big Data to Keep Patients Out of the Hospitalhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/how-va-using-big-data-keep-patients-out-hospital/75935/Doctors combine assessment tools and analytics to address high-risk cases early.Lara Shane, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 23 Dec 2013 17:38:02 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/how-va-using-big-data-keep-patients-out-hospital/75935/Management - Promising Practicesmanaemedia/Shutterstock.comSending Out an SOS in the Workplace Rankingshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/sending-out-sos-workplace-rankings/75706/Best Places to Work survey shows pay freeze, furloughs and budget cuts are having real consequence.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/sending-out-sos-workplace-rankings/75706/Management - Promising Practices Vectomart/Shutterstock.comHow the CDC's Trailblazing Use of Analytics Fights Disease http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/how-cdcs-trailblazing-use-analytics-fights-disease/74492/Data helps detect foodborne illnesses faster than ever.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/how-cdcs-trailblazing-use-analytics-fights-disease/74492/Management - Promising PracticesWelcome Back! Now Here's What You Need To Dohttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/welcome-back-now-heres-what-you-need-do/72131/Managers need to get employees reengaged ASAP.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:04:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/welcome-back-now-heres-what-you-need-do/72131/Management - Promising PracticesImage via geppe/Shutterstock.comService to America Medal Finalists: The Top Public Servants in Citizen Serviceshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-top-public-servants-citizen-services/70718/The 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal nominees have been announced for citizen services.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-top-public-servants-citizen-services/70718/Management - Promising PracticesThe 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists for the citizen services category include from left: Michael Craig and Todd Weber, Dave Broomell, Martha Dorris, Terence Milholland and Daniel Madrzykowski.Partnership for Public ServiceService to America Medal Finalists: The Top Public Servants in the Scienceshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medalists-top-public-servants-science-and-environment/70716/The 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal nominees have been announced in the sciences.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:23:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medalists-top-public-servants-science-and-environment/70716/Management - Promising PracticesImage via isak55/Shutterstock.comService to America Medal Finalists: Homeland Security and Law Enforcementhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-homeland-security-and-law-enforcement/70214/High-stakes efforts save a 5-year-old hostage, disrupt pervasive crime and protect livestock from disease.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-homeland-security-and-law-enforcement/70214/Management - Promising PracticesBruce Rolff/Shutterstock.comService To America Medal Finalists: National Security And International Affairshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-national-security-and-international-affairs/69272/The finalists for the 2013 Sammies have been announced.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:37:53 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/service-america-medal-finalists-national-security-and-international-affairs/69272/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Bruce Rolff/Shutterstock.comService To America Medal Finalists Exemplify Management Excellencehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/service-america-medal-finalists-exemplify-management-excellence/69275/The 2013 Sammies finalists have been announced.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/service-america-medal-finalists-exemplify-management-excellence/69275/Management - Promising PracticesThe 2013 Service to America finalists. Sam Kittner/Kittner.com9 Strategies for Increasing Collaboration and Reducing Waste in Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/9-strategies-increasing-collaboration-and-reducing-waste-government/68741/Nine strategies for increasing collaboration and reducing waste in government.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:03:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/9-strategies-increasing-collaboration-and-reducing-waste-government/68741/Management - Promising PracticesThe Difference Between Men and Women in Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/governments-diversity-and-inclusion-record/66602/Recent survey examines federal employee satisfaction levels across race and gender.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:50:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/governments-diversity-and-inclusion-record/66602/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Cienpies Design/Shutterstock.comThe Federal Government Does a Terrible Job of Recognizing High Performers http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/federal-government-does-terrible-job-recognizing-high-performers/65531/Study shows federal workers aren't getting the recognition they should.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/federal-government-does-terrible-job-recognizing-high-performers/65531/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Konstantin Chagin/Shutterstock.comThe 5 Best Ways to Attract STEMM Talent to your Agencyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/5-best-ways-attract-stemm-talent-your-agency/63258/The demand for technically proficient talent is growing--here's how to recruit, and retain, them.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Fri, 17 May 2013 17:30:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/5-best-ways-attract-stemm-talent-your-agency/63258/Management - Promising PracticesPartnership for Public ServiceThe 6 Factors Needed to Drive Innovation in Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/6-factors-needed-drive-innovation-government/62946/Here are the six things the most innovative agencies in government do.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Thu, 02 May 2013 16:29:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/6-factors-needed-drive-innovation-government/62946/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Everything Possible/Shutterstock.comThe Growing Disconnect Between the SES and the Resthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/perspectives-senior-executive-service/62483/Survey shows gap in job satisfaction between the SES and other federal employees is growing.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:50:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/perspectives-senior-executive-service/62483/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Denis Cristo/Shutterstock.comFederal Leadership is on the Declinehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/federal-leadership-decline/62326/New research sheds light on which agencies have the best, and worst, leadership.Lara Shane, Partnership for Public Service Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:36:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/04/federal-leadership-decline/62326/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Frank L Junior/Shutterstock.com