Performance Improvement Begins with Change: How to Manage Change

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Change management is critical today given the immense transformations occurring in regulatory compliance, technology, the workforce, global economics and more. As federal agencies work to keep up with these trends and movements, leaders must work to develop the most efficient and effective possible approaches to manage change.

A smart way to begin this process is to look at the successes of those agencies that have done well on the change management test.  Read More


There is no “I” in Team COE:

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How Teamwork Has Kept DoD’s Workforce Planning Efforts on Track

Written by Chris Meadows and Fred Panzer.

Every two years, the Department of Defense (DoD) is required to deliver a strategic workforce plan (SWP) to Congress, outlining workforce challenges, opportunities, and strategies to address gaps. Despite facing numerous challenges during the fiscal year (FY) 2015-2016 strategic workforce planning assessment process, the synergy and coordination exhibited by the COE project team (Team COE) has kept DoD on track to deliver the FY 2016-2021 SWP to Congress on September 30, 2016. Read More


No Big Proposals in State of the Union for Feds

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COE's Steve Goodrich speaks as a guest on "Federal Drive" with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio.

As promised, last night's State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama was relatively short on big legislative proposals. More a restatement of his and his administration's values and a call, perhaps, for a little less partisanship. After listening to the speech from halfway around the world Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some analysis. Read More