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Steve Goodrich

Steve Goodrich is CEO of the Center of Organizational Excellence, vice chairman of the Association of Management Consulting Firms and a founding member of the Government Transformation Initiative.
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A Plan For Fiscal Reform

August 29, 2018 Without fiscal reform, our demise may be certain. While I am not an economist (my expertise lies in organizational effectiveness), I know many factors contribute to government effectiveness. Adequate financial resources is one of them. Right now, we are spending our inheritance before grandad has passed on. For years I...

Being a Federal Employee, Simplified

August 15, 2018 For years I have read articles, listened to the pundits and politicians, and overheard many water cooler conversations about the lack of performance and accountability in federal agencies, the poor quality of managers and leaders, and so on. Having worked to help the government be more effective and efficient for...

How Agencies Should Prep for Artificial Intelligence

June 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Artificial intelligence refers to the ability of computers systems to perform tasks that normally require human intellect and judgment. Also called machine learning, these systems take in data that is structured or unstructured producing algorithms, finding patterns, and continually learning and refining its capacity over time to make decisions, guide...

Do Your Programs Still Fit?

May 18, 2018 From President Ronald Reagan’s Grace Commission to President Bill Clinton’s National Performance Review to various presidents’ management agendas, administrations for decades have been trying to reform government programs. Add to those endeavors the efforts of multiple congressional oversight committees, the Government Accountability Office, agency inspectors general and a host of...

How Sharing Could Accelerate Reform

April 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You know the old adage, you learned how to share in kindergarten and this skill should carry you through life. In the context of government efficiency and effectiveness sharing can have significant meaning to allow for faster adoption, cost savings, and a stronger return on investment. Using the simple concept...

Imagine the Possibilities of Real HR Reform

April 12, 2018 Most discussions about improving federal personnel management turn to civil service reform, employee engagement, performance management, FEVS scores, workforce planning, and strategic partnering. While transformational activity must continue in these areas, it is time to look at human resources differently. The HR function costs the federal government just under $2,000...

Disruption is Necessary to Change Government

April 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Historically the term disruption was used to describe turmoil or disorder in a system, culture, or group. Today the term is used to identify significant or radical events that cause us to change how we think or behave. We often see and celebrate significant disruptions, such as technology changing the...

How to Respond to the President’s Management Agenda

April 3, 2018 With change comes opportunity. The White House Office of Management and Budget’s recent release of President Trump’s management agenda calls for modernizing government through technology, data, and the workforce. As such, it aligns the stars to finally make efficiency and effectiveness real. The agenda identifies lead and supporting agencies for...

OPM Can Lead the Transformation of Government

November 29, 2017 The Office of Personnel Management has a rare opportunity to lead government transformation. For those who would argue that OPM has been overly focused on the transactional elements of traditional human resources management, consider the potential that comes with a new administration focused on reform, soon to be coupled with...

The Top 10 Silent Killers of Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

November 7, 2017 The Trump administration’s government reform initiative has gone quiet in the past few months. Apparently the White House is incorporating these plans into the administration’s fiscal 2019 budget before going public. Given this, it is unclear what will eventually come out. I was hopeful when the Office of Management and...