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Does Taking the Long View Help?

Traditionally, U.S. federal agency plans last the length of a four-year presidential election cycle. But many challenges facing government are on a much longer cycle – such as building Defense weapon systems, adapting to climate change, and creating energy independence. In 1996, Congress mandated the Defense Department to conduct a “quadrennial defense review” (QDR) of […]

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Transformational Change in Government

We continue to hear a lot about transformation in government, but what does that really mean?  Is it the first to bring a new service to citizens? Is it a shiny new website?  How about creating an interesting place to work?  Although opinions differ on what transformation means, it is clear that the underlying theme […]

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Shifting the Healthcare Landscape with New Business Models and New Technologies

When we talk about healthcare transformation, many casual observers think that transformation is only related to the major Federal government mandates of the last several years, either the Affordable Care Act, and more specifically the insurance marketplace, or the Hitech Act and Meaningful Use.  Others look at the consumer mobility revolution with its potential to […]

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The Rise of Social Business Brings “Smarter” Change Management

Just a week or so ago, the IBM Connect 2013 Conference was kicked off by IBM's General Manager for Social Business, Alistair Rennie . In front of thousands of thought leaders from around the globe, he marked the beginning of a journey that many...

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Organizational Change Management: Weaving In Social Media & Social Business Tools to Drive Lasting Change

This is the second entry in a series of blogs on the topic of Organizational Change Management in the Future.    Social media surrounds us today. In headlines, annual reports, marketing, and across the blogosphere, social media influences the way...

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Organizational Change Management – Now More Than Ever

This is the first of a series of blogs on the topic of Organizational Change Management in the Future.   The global exchange of ideas and data is no longer limited by borders, time, distance or language. In becoming a Smarter Planet, we hope to change the...

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Creating an Analytics Culture

Using analytics to make better decisions is taking root in agencies across the U.S. federal government, notes a new report by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center.   The report explores how a dozen pioneers did it, and leaders from some...

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