Agency Reform: A quick fix or sustainable change?

As agencies wait to see how the Trump administration is incorporating reform plans into the fiscal 2019 budget, the battle between slashing costs and improving performance intensifies. Will agencies...

The Top 10 Silent Killers of Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

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...

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...

Change Management

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...