Management

A Quick Take on the President’s Management Priorities

The president's vision has now been filled out in more detail. Here are some thoughts. 

Management

How Federal Agencies Can Improve Americans’ Health and Well-Being

Federal agencies have the opportunity and responsibility to integrate the social determinants of health into their missions and their work. 

Management

Making the Case for a Federal Management Corps

The challenges facing the Veteran Benefits Administration may make it a good place to test a Management Corps.

Management

Opinion: USDA’s New Proposed Labor Regs for Contractors Go Way Too Far  

The draft rules are meant to prevent companies with labor law violations from doing business with the government, but they are excessive, poorly conceived and probably illegal.   

Management

Managing Effectively From Afar: Lessons From Anthropologists During the Pandemic

Federal leaders can learn a lot from anthropologists about observing agency culture and listening to employees.

Management

The Biden Administration Can Seize a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Advance Equity. Here’s How.

The administration must reset its relationship with people who lack access to federal services.

Management

Managers May Be the Key to the Future of Work

In their new book, "Out of Office," authors Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen prompt managers and workers to develop new and more productive ways to work in the future.

Management

Opinion: This Is Why the President’s Management Agenda Is Poised for Real Success

The strategy is smart to focus on empowering federal employees and building better relationships between management and unions.

Management

Using Behavioral Science is One Way to Increase Satisfaction With Government Services

The success of the new federal COVID test kit website shows what behavioral science can offer to help make services more accessible.

Management

It’s Time to Bridge the Divide Separating Policymakers and Researchers

President Biden’s management agenda provides the perfect opportunity for government officials and public policy researchers to help one another solve pressing problems.

Management

Culture Counts: Three Ways to Achieve Better Outcomes

Employees who describe their organization’s culture as healthy are more likely to collaborate with colleagues and less likely to leave their jobs. 

Pay & Benefits

Pay Will Be a Barrier to Rebuilding the Federal Workforce

The General Schedule pay system is too rigid to allow the government to attract and retain employees in today’s tight labor market.  

Management

Making the Customer Service Executive Order Really Work

Among the keys: making permanent the flexibility to pursue innovation through technology and multi-sector partnerships.

Management

How a Global Pandemic Will Influence Gen Z

This generation will likely force change and make the workplace more responsive, agile and effective.

Management

Potential Traps for Federal Contractors with the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Implementation won’t be easy and companies that do business with the government should prepare.

Management

A Call to Service Is Essential to Building Back Better

The new administration has an opportunity to catalyze new thinking that speaks directly to the needs of our times.

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