Batter Up: 5 Things Workforce Planners Can Learn From Fantasy Baseball

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It’s that time of year again. Baseball superfans know what I’m talking about. It’s time to draft your fantasy baseball team. If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re grabbing your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and getting ready for an exciting season.

For many, the fantasy draft isn’t a one-and-done event. Avid baseball fans actively observe signings, releases, injuries and news about prospects throughout the off-season. People who would otherwise cringe in the face of data find themselves knee deep in acronyms like OBP and WAR, and statistically normed stats. They know how to separate the five-tool players from those who wear their glove on the wrong hand. Read More


6 Simple Fixes for the Federal Procurement Process

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As the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, our government has a rigorous procurement process in place to protect the American taxpayer, designed to facilitate helping Uncle Sam buy what he needs to perform his myriad missions efficiently, effectively, and economically. Unfortunately, the federal government fails to spend taxpayer money wisely with such frequency that newspapers and television reports are rife with examples of overspending, failed projects and bloated contracts. Read More


World War G: How to Cure Zombie Government Executives

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The below article, written by COE’s Dr. Paul Eder and Ascendant Group’s Raoul Davis, was originally published on innovategov.org in September 2013. The piece warns of the dangers of “zombie” government executives, and how to rescue and rehabilitate these unmotivated, frustrated or poorly trained federal workers.

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