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...

Your Mission: Question Everything

For anyone over the age of 40, the word “mission” cannot help but conjure up images of rockets, moon landings and brave astronauts. As President John F. Kennedy said in his famous speech at Rice...

An Overview of HCaTS: A Government-wide IDIQ

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc., (COE), provides federal agencies with customized training and development, human capital strategy and organizational performance improvement solutions...

COE Receives Alfred P. Sloan ‘When Work Works’ Award

COE has been honored once again (2013–2017) with the When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of...

How Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government Could Work

On March 13, President Trump issued an executive order for a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch. It calls for the OMB director and agency heads to develop plans for improving the...

Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle

This is not a book about national policy or legislative initiatives, it’s about the management practices and behaviors that need to take place to transform government and strengthen its capacity to...