The opportunity in government productivity

McKinsey

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

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.

Transforming government through digitization

McKinsey

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

Elements of a successful government transformation

McKinsey

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

Solving the customer-experience puzzle: A guidebook for government leaders

McKinsey

A ready reference—based on lessons from government leaders—can help. It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. 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 HBR.org 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.

Digital Government Services by the Numbers

BCG

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.

Improving outcomes with better government productivity

McKinsey

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

How Governments Can Get Technology Transformations Right

BCG

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.

Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments

McKinsey

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

McKinsey

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

McKinsey

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

Making government for the people

McKinsey

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

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.

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

McKinsey

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

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

McKinsey

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

Improving the customer experience to achieve government-agency goals

McKinsey

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

The Cost of Misclassification: Government

MBO Partners

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

More Government Shutdown Hype

MishTalk

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.

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

McKinsey

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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How the UAE government modernized citizen services

McKinsey

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

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

McKinsey

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

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.

To tackle urban problems, city governments have to get smarter

McKinsey

Harnessing the data and technology to meet the challenge of doing more with less is the biggest feat of getting a smart city plan off the ground, write Navjot Singh, Jonathan Woetzel, and Jaana Remes, in GovTech. MGI in the News

To Tackle Urban Problems, City Governments Have to Get Smarter

McKinsey

Harnessing the data and technology to meet the challenge of doing more with less is the biggest feat of getting a smart city plan off the ground, write Navjot Singh, Jonathan Woetzel, and Jaana Remes, in GovTech. MGI in the News

Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak

Strategy+Business

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

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

McKinsey

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

Lacy Hunt on Negative Multiplier of Government Debt

MishTalk

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

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

MishTalk

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

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

MishTalk

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

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.

Spanish Government Threatens to Seize Catalan Finances to Stop Referendum: Juncker in Hot Water

MishTalk

In its latest move to stop an October 1 independence referendum, the Spanish Government is Poised to Seize Catalan Finances. Madrid is seeking to stop the Catalan government spending public money on its planned independence referendum. Spanish Government Rejects Dialog Request.

Consultant Ninja: Thee Sunbeam method of Government Stimulus.

Consultant Ninja

Thee Sunbeam method of Government Stimulus. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Friday, September 25, 2009. The evidence on Cash for Clunkers is that it just borrowed from future demand rather than creating new demand. After a quick spike of sales, future demand will be lower.

Advice on Running a Government Agency Like a Startup, from Someone Who’s Tried It

Harvard Business

18F was borne, in part, out of the Obama administration’s attempts to funnel startup-style ingenuity into the government , particularly after the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov. I asked Godbout about how innovation teams work in government. HBR: Often when you hear about an innovation team, in government or the private sector, there’s this impression that they’re going to come in like a whirlwind and straighten everybody out.

De Facto State of Emergency: Spanish Police Storm Catalonia Government Office

MishTalk

The Independent reports Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum. The Catalan president described the raids as a “co-ordinated police assault” and a “de facto state of emergency”. more…). Economics

Bombastic Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government if Congress Does Not Approve the Wall

MishTalk

In a fiery speech tonight, President Trump demanded funding for a wall, threatening to shut down the government if he does not get his way. In the same speech, he proclaimed he would likely terminate NAFTA. more…). Economics

Delivery 2.0: The new challenge for governments

McKinsey

If “Delivery 1.0” entails simply delivering the outcome people want and need, “Delivery 2.0” means visibly delivering even better outcomes faster and with less money. Our Insights

Government Shutdown is a Fantastic Idea

MishTalk

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.