How to lead a successful government transition


The government transition period between an outgoing and an incoming government leader is a remarkable opportunity to capitalize on the momentum of the election and lay the foundation for success. A six-step approach can set an incoming administration on the right path. Public Sector Insights

Selling to Government: Understand the basic rules of engagement

Jacq Hackett Consulting

I’ve been successfully consulting to the government sector for eighteen years now, but there are definitely a few things I wish I’d known at the start that would have helped to kick-start my business. While running my consultancy business, I’ve learnt a lot about how to successfully sell my services to government, and in this article, I’m going to pass on some of the lessons I’ve learnt. Become familiar with government procurement processes.

The opportunity in government productivity


Governments face a pressing question: How to do more with less? Raising productivity could save $3.5 trillion a year—or boost outcomes at no extra cost. Our Insights

Building a one-stop shop for government services in Australia


Service New South Wales, a website for citizen services, was built like a start-up within the government, in a rapid, iterative process sharply focused on customer satisfaction.

Transforming government through digitization


By digitizing processes and making organizational changes, governments can enhance services, save money, and improve citizens’ quality of life. Our Insights

Understanding the customer experience with government


Government agencies that are unclear on what matters most to their customers risk wasting time and resources on the things that don’t. Finding out is the first step. Public Sector Insights

Cracking down on government fraud with data analytics


New data tools are giving government agencies the upper hand in taming fraud, waste, and abuse. Lessons from scaled approaches show how to capture the hundreds of billions of dollars at stake. Public Sector Insights

Elements of a successful government transformation


Five essential disciplines can more than triple the success rate of public-sector change efforts. Public Sector Insights

Making Government Reorgs Work

Harvard Business

When governments attempt to reorganize themselves, the changes they make have a huge bearing on the effectiveness of the public sector. But, just like their corporate counterparts, government reorganizations have a poor record of success. Results from a survey on on the effectiveness of reorganizations (covering over 1,000 reorgs across all sectors and geographies, of which 87 were government institutions), provide pointers for how to get them right.

How Mexico can become Latin America’s digital-government powerhouse


Mexico’s digital efforts thus far have been laudable. But higher ambitions could fuel productivity and economic growth and boost the country’s GDP by 7 to 15 percent. Digital Insights

Digital Government Services by the Numbers


Article Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Users are accessing digital government services more often and satisfaction levels are increasing, but problems persist. Governments must continue to improve their digital services.

How to Get Government Contracts

MBO Partners

What you need to know about landing a government contract as an independent contractor

How governments can be more effective by reallocating their resources


Scrutinizing past expenditures and radically challenging cognitive biases can help governments cut costs and create better outcomes for citizens. Public Sector Insights

How Governments Can Get Technology Transformations Right


When it comes to technology in the public sector, the buzz is all about the power of digital technologies to transform the ways governments operate and deliver services to citizens. Unfortunately, around the world, many core systems are aging and no longer able to meet government needs.

Improving outcomes with better government productivity


Sure, productivity can save money. But it could also improve education, fine-tune tax collection, and add 12 billion healthy-life years for the world’s population. Public Sector Insights

More Government Shutdown Hype


The most urgent deadline is for Congress and the White House to agree to keep funding the government after the current budget year ends Monday. Otherwise, some of the government would have to shut down. The House and Senate are considering bills to fund the government past the deadline. Unless one side essentially blinks, a partial shutdown of the government will occur. It''s a legal limit on how much debt the government can pile up. government.

Asking the right questions to define government’s role in cybersecurity


There is no one-size-fits-all approach for governments to manage cybersecurity. But asking some key questions can help leaders get started. Public Sector Insights

Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments


They need national governments to provide the right conditions for them to succeed. Public authorities cannot build great digital services on their own. Our Insights

Harnessing the power of digital in US government agencies


A focus on customer journeys, a dedicated digital team, agile methods, and strong talent can help government agencies move beyond incremental improvements and achieve transformative change. Our Insights

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Making government for the people


Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change mean governments must not only deliver services more effectively and efficiently but also prioritize citizens’ needs. Our Insights

Stopping Data Breaches Will Require Help from Governments

Harvard Business

In part, that approach would require the federal government to take a more active role in cyber defense. The government should do more to give the private sector the benefit of these advantages. Martin Child/Getty Images.

Transforming a 150-year-old government agency: A CEO story


HM Land Registry’s Graham Farrant describes leading the cultural and operational transformation of an organization of 5,200 people. Public Sector Insights

Urgency and the Government’s Pace

Martinka Consulting

Well, let’s tell that to the government. A client had a visit from a government agency 2.5 The post Urgency and the Government’s Pace appeared first on Martinka Consulting At the annual conference for the Society for the Advancement of Consulting I once again heard about how speed matters, i.e. have urgency.

Improving the customer experience to achieve government-agency goals


Government agencies at every level can gain by putting the needs and wants of citizens first. The benefits of a customer-centric strategy aren’t limited to private-sector businesses. Our Insights

Build a case, build a following: Laying the groundwork to transform customer experience in government


Transforming government agencies to serve people better relies on making a compelling business case and inspiring supporters willing to champion the change. Here’s how. Public Sector Insights

The Cost of Misclassification: Government

MBO Partners

The cost of employee misclassification on the government and what organizations can do to minimize misclassification risk

How the UAE government modernized citizen services


The United Arab Emirates has worked to improve satisfaction with public services by pursuing digitization. Our Insights

The trillion-dollar prize: Plugging government revenue leaks with advanced analytics


Now, new sources of data and new analytics tools are giving governments the upper hand. Few fiscal opportunities are bigger than reducing revenue leakages from tax and payment abuse. Our Insights

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Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak


Here are eight principles for succeeding when governance is weak--and for avoiding ethical and legal quagmires

Advice from Silicon Valley: How tech-sector practices can promote innovation in government


Public-sector leaders recently met with leaders from the region’s most innovative companies to learn about their culture of innovation firsthand. Here’s what they heard. Public Sector Insights

Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations


An increase in the number of successful ones could help solve society’s greatest challenges, serve citizens better, and support the more productive use of public resources. Public Sector Insights

Government Shutdown is a Fantastic Idea


Looking for a reason to support a government shutdown? If so, please consider Obama Stripped to Skeleton Staff in a Government Shutdown. government shutdown means President Barack Obama will have fewer people to cook meals, do the laundry, clean the floors or change the light bulbs, according to a White House contingency plan. If you think that a government shutdown is a fantastic idea (I sure do), then please contact your elected representatives and let them know.

Interest rate on 10 year government bonds

Tom Spencer

Interest rate on 10 year government bonds. BACK IN 1995, which country had the second highest 10 year government bond yield? About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. by Tom Spencer on December 13, 2011 · 1 comment  ·  Image Source.

Research: Index Funds Are Improving Corporate Governance

Harvard Business

Still, these funds retain the power of voice , the ability to exert shareholder influence on management and governance-related proposals. A growing number of passive investors insist they play a key role in corporate governance. laura schneider FOR HBR.

The U.S. Needs a New Paradigm for Data Governance

Harvard Business

To help close this gap, technologists need to seriously reevaluate their relationship with government. To accomplish this, those who care about the future of technology must be more strategic and focused on educating the federal government and changing its culture over the long term. Create and enforce stronger policies for governing third parties’ use of data. Government Technology Digital Articledave wheeler for hbr. The U.S.

How Companies, Governments, and Nonprofits Can Create Social Change Together

Harvard Business

A significant majority of citizens want changes to how society governs itself —and therefore how problems get solved—and also changes to the corporate status quo. But these successes are not by mistake—they are the result of decades of collaboration between business, government, philanthropy, and community. billion of India’s citizens to voting, banking, government assistance, healthcare, recordkeeping, and more. Ilka & Franz/Getty Images.

How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments


As countries have joined together on a path toward increased cooperation and action on migration, investment in data will be crucial for its success. Public Sector Insights

Corporate and Government Bonds: Where to From Here?


Inquiring minds are concerned about corporate and government bonds, especially bond funds. One fund is corporate and the other is government bonds. Hello Kim I suggest government bonds are likely the last to be affected in any major bond selloff.

Lacy Hunt on Negative Multiplier of Government Debt


In Hoisington’s Second Quarter Review (not yet posted online), Lacy Hunt takes on the widespread Keynesian belief that government spending … Continue reading → Economics

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, and the Need for Stronger Corporate Governance in Japan

Harvard Business

These disclosure problems are rooted in the company’s weak governance procedures, and they offer a lesson to investors in Japan’s other listed companies about the need for much stronger governance protections than those brought about by recent Japanese reforms.

Fear of “Big Government” Near Record High Despite Trump Win


Despite the election of Donald Trump, Americans Still See Big Government as Top Threat. Gallup has an interesting poll out today concerning top fears of US citizens. more…). Economics

Spanish Government Fearmongering: “Catalonia Faces Brutal Impoverishment If Leave Wins”


The Spanish government and constitutional court claim the referendum is illegal but 700 Catalonia mayors say the vote will take place. On October 1, Catalans head to the polls to vote yes or no on separation from Spain. Today Madrid launched a major fearmongering campaign: Catalonia Faces ‘Brutal’ Impoverishment If It Leave, Spain Warns. more…). Economics

Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Government's Responsibility


Say Healthcare Not Government Responsibility. Question: Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?