What Does True Government Transformation Look Like?

Transformation is about an organization or program moving from one state of being to another. It implies a significant and disruptive change that is necessary when an organization shifts its...

The Road to Reform: Taking the path less traveled

The plans are in. Reform is in motion. Now what? Welcome to the first issue of our new agency reform e-newsletter. The Center for Organizational Excellence (COE) has created this space to make it...

Reform Should Focus on Workforce Alignment, Not On Staffing Cuts

Federal employees are the primary drivers for how government work gets done, decisions get made, and values are upheld. Maintaining a high performing workforce with the right skills and of the right...

Making Trump’s Government Reforms Stick

Under President Trump’s Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch, all agencies are to submit reform plans by the end of this week. The administration’s aim is...

Change Management

Trump Agency Reforms Are Called the Most Exciting Opportunity in Years

Though their written plans remain shrouded from public view, agency officials charged by the Trump White House with making government more efficient say they are “excited” about what they see as a...

Agency Reform Summit: Critical Conversations About Finalizing Your Agency’s Plan

The government reform initiative is well underway, and over the next month, all agencies will receive feedback on their high-level agency reform plan. Linda Springer, architect of the government-wide...