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...

Let’s Ask Alice If Outcomes Are Important

As the Cheshire Cat tells us, if you don't know where you are going, any path will get you there. This suggests that if you are not clear about what you, your agency and your team are to...

Transforming Government through Reorganization

Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) and author of “Transforming Government,” was invited on Government Matters TV to discuss the Trump Administration’s...

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...

Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the FederalTimes homepage—talks about their expert opinions on what it will take to see real transformation...

Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government

*NEWSFLASH UPDATE* On August 9, 2017, COE hosted the first Agency Reform Summit. Hear what your fellow agency colleagues think about the Reform Initiative....

Three Killer B’s of Government Effectiveness

We love discourse and debate as much as anyone, but on the topic of government effectiveness and efficiency, there are so many pundits giving opinions on what makes government more effective, it’s...

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...