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Materials from April 2018 EWF COI meeting on Organizational Health

 

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Abstract

Materials for April 2018 meeting on Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government from members of the National Academy of Public Administration discuss.

Intended Outcome for Attending: Learn the recommendations for improvements in the Government’s management and processes, and how aspects of the Report have influenced the development of the 2019 President’s Management Agenda. 

Background on the Presentation
The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
 
The Academy’s Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management published a report in January 2018, “Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government” in which it examined:

  • How can the federal government improve agency and unit level organizational health and performance?
  • Can new strategies deliver better results by riding the rising flood of administrative data and advanced analytics?

 
The Academy’s theory of change for this initiative is to expand the existing federal performance management framework by creating a new bottom-up demand for improving organizational health and performance, with three strategic components:

  1. Strengthen unit-level health and performance.
  2. Create a learning-based approach to improving results.
  3. Employ the power of data analytics to manage.
     

A Panel of Academy Fellows discussed the findings from the Report, including how this new management improvement approach will transform the federal government into an organization that learns from experience, constructively engages employees at all levels in this shared enterprise, and continually strives toward higher standards of excellence in achieving its many missions and policy objectives. The Panel also discussed how aspects of the Report have influenced the development of the 2019 President’s Management Agenda.

Presenters:

  • John Kamensky, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government  – Moderator
  • Judy England-Joseph, Strategic Advisor, Partnership for Public Service; Adjunct Professor, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University
  • Dr. Donald Kettl, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Volcker Alliance
  • Steve Redburn, Professorial Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Administration, The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University
Document Date: 
Apr 11, 2018
 
Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI
 
Document type: 
Presentation
 
Interests: 
Workforce Management