Consuming Government

Emerson Consulting Group

Flywheels, Ideas, and Individual Actions to Better Manage the Government Services You Buy . By Steven Borne Consuming Government Publications. For most Americans, their largest annual purchase is government services.

The business of running state government operations


New research from the National Association of State Chief Administrators and McKinsey looks at critical issues for state chief administrative officers in real estate, risk management, and digital government.

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How to Develop a Strong and Practical Crisis Management Governance Model

Melissa Agnes

Your crisis management governance model serves as one of the foundational elements of your entire crisis management program. When working with clients to develop a scalable crisis management program, their governance structure is one of the first things I focus on developing.

A Guide to the Big Ideas and Debates in Corporate Governance

Harvard Business

The questions that boards, managers, and shareholders should be asking. Corporate governance Boards Business history Digital Article

The Future of Management (Part 3/3)

Tom Spencer

Differences between traditional and self-managed teams. Generally, traditional teams are structured so that the manager receives various projects from senior leaders, depending on which department they are in. Self-Managed Teal. Communication tools to support self-managed teams.

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.

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? Management Consulting. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe.

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

3 Attributes of a Strong and Practical Crisis Management Governance Model

Melissa Agnes

The importance of solid and practical crisis management governance model. A crisis management governance model dictates who within an organization makes up the crisis management team. The way to ensure this is to have a well-rounded crisis management team.

Stopping Data Breaches Will Require Help from Governments

Harvard Business

In our experience, despite increasing security spend, most companies face significant obstacles to successfully managing cyber risk. It is simply not possible, at present, for every company in America to have sufficient internal cyber expertise to manage the risk.

Social spending: Managing a $5 trillion challenge


Spending on social priorities, such as pensions, unemployment support, and disability, account for a large portion of government expenditure, yet many services fail to meet customer expectations.

Important Crisis Management Strategies for Managing the Zika Virus

Melissa Agnes

As the Zika virus continues to spread, what are the major crisis management risks that healthcare organizations and government agencies should be thinking about? This is something we must always be mindful of when it comes to crisis management and crisis preparedness.

Melissa Agnes to Conduct Crisis Management Workshop at the GCC Government Social Media Summit in Dubai

Melissa Agnes

Emory did a beautiful job at managing this crisis, but not all healthcare institutes are as prepared as Emory was. Day two if this workshop will focus on risks and leveraging social media for emergency management.

How Do Management Consultants Quickly Come Up To Speed On Projects?

Steve Shu Consulting

Engagement manager – The engagement manager has responsibility for the client problem statement and the problem-solving structure (i.e., These often breakdown the workstreams, key activities, deliverables, project roles, and governance structure.

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.

New Manager: Meenakshi Shukla

Tom Spencer

We are delighted to welcome Meenakshi to join the Consulting Blog as a Manager for 2014/15. She is providing crucial strategic and operational guidance, and we believe that she has a bright future ahead working for a top consultancy – if they manage to hire her.

Asset Management – Recent Trends (Part 4 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Asset management as an industry is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons: The world is getting wealthier, driven by growth in emerging markets. This bodes well for those looking to work in asset management. The Rise of Passive Asset Management.

Research: Index Funds Are Improving Corporate Governance

Harvard Business

At the same time, clients withdrew $207 billion overall from actively managed funds, according to the research firm Morningstar. Since passive investors have dramatically more assets under management, they might be expected to exert more influence over corporate decision making.

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.

5 “Must Include” Items for your Crisis Management Plan

Melissa Agnes

I often get asked the following question: What should we include in our organization’s crisis management plan? The crisis management levels that all incidents should be categorized into. Your action plans are basically a crisis management check list for your crisis team.

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?

Warning Shot: Poland Elects Rightwing Eurosceptic, Anti-Immigration Government


A direct consequence of rising anti-immigration sentiment, Poland Elects Rightwing Eurosceptic, Anti-Immigration Government by an outright, albeit slim majority according to exit polls. The return of Mr Kaczynski’s party, which ran Poland between 2005 and 2007, poses a number of difficulties for Brussels, already struggling to handle nationalist governments in Hungary and Slovakia over how to tackle the continent’s migrant crisis.

Greece to Seize Local Government Cash; Two Year Bond Yield Tops 28%


Greece to Seize Local Government Cash Robbing Peter to pay Paul took another leap forward in Greece today as Tsipras to Seize Public-Sector Funds to Keep Greece Afloat. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

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. In 2016, socially responsible investing made up more than one out of every four invested dollars under professional management. ” In light of this, we think the pressing question isn’t whether managers and CEOs should care about advancing society’s goals, but how they do so most effectively.

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 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.

Gallup Poll: #1 U.S. Problem is Government, the Economy is #2


An interesting Gallup poll shows Government Itself Still Cited as Top U.S. Problem Mentions of the government as the top problem remain higher than they were prior to the partial government shutdown in October. Compared with a year ago, mentions of government are up slightly.

Marc Faber on Investment Strategies, Government Idiocies, Gold, Safe Havens


On the debt ceiling debate in Washington, Faber said, "It''s basically a dysfunctional government that we have that is far too large that is essentially wasting money left, right and center. Both Democrats and Republicans have been big, big spenders because a lot of money flows through the government.". Faber on Equities, Bonds, Currencies, Commodities, and Government Idiocies: "Yes, idiocies by governments.

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.

Corporate Governance Should Combine the Best of Private Equity and Family Firms

Harvard Business

The public corporation is typically bedeviled by the gap between managers’ and shareholders’ interests. Over the years, governance has attempted to close that gap by aligning incentives with measures of performance. Over the last 30 years, the private equity model has risen to the fore as a solution to the governance problem. In private equity, managers and shareholders are closely connected. The family firm is arguably the oldest form of governance.

Congratulations to Illinois: Most Government Bodies, Most Convicted Governors, Lowest Credit Rating


Lowest Credit Rating On January 25, 2013 the Chicago Tribune reported Illinois credit rating sinks to worst in nation Highest Number of Local Governments Please consider a report on " Too Much Government " that details Illinois’ thousands of local government bodies.

Meaningless Partial Government Shutdown in Progress; What's Affected, What's Not


A partial government shutdown is now underway. Given this is the 18th partial government shutdown , there is nothing at all to be excited about this evening. History of 18 Government Shutdowns. 1976 September 30 October 11 10 Citing out of control spending, President Gerald Ford vetoed a funding bill for the United States Department of Labor and the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), leading to a partial government shutdown.

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Harvard Business

Corporate bribery—that is, the practice of companies paying government officials for preferential treatment — is not only illegal in dozens of countries. Bribing government officials has costs. “That’s enlightened management.” MirageC/Getty Images.

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Why We Should Deregulate the Government


To be effective, a government needs the same thing as a business: good management

Milton Friedman Accurately Explains the Immigration Problem in US and Europe, Government, Taxes, and Economic Freedoms in General


Friedman on Governments Governments never learn. If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. Many people want the government to protect the consumer.

Stop Waiting for Governments to Close the Skills Gap

Harvard Business

For example, we foresee professional service firms, such as accounting, law, and consulting, using increasingly complex artificial intelligence models to perform audits, analyze legal parameters, and provide management consulting services. Management teams that clearly communicate the purpose of the organization will be able to get the best out of their employees. Government also has a role to play, but companies can’t leave the entire job to the public sector.

Household and Non-Financial Credit in Spain Sink, Government Debt Expands; No Recovery in Sight


Between 2009 and 2013 bank credit to government grew at rates between 14% and 36%. Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management.

Anti-Austerity Socialists Topple Portugal's Two-Week Old Government; Modern Day Brezhnev Doctrine Review


A coalition of leftist parties could form a government, but the president of Portugal (a largely symbolic position except in cases like these) refused to appoint a leftist prime minister on the grounds that they represent anti-European forces. That government will fall this week, but first let's recap what Nigel Farage said about yet another Eurozone puppet government. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific