Can Government Do More with Less?


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Can government truly do more with less? GovLoop founder Steve Ressler describes the downfall of do more with less and proposes a new framing and 15 tips to get going

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  • ~20 Million Government Employees 2.1 million federal employees 19,429 Municipal Governments 21,300 Distinct organizations across federal legislative, executive, and judicial
  • Largest government network with 85k+ member Links like minded people and projects to enhance efficiency in government Assesses and addresses key topics and trends in government Integrates the private sector through thought leadership and knowledgeable interaction
  • What are ways you can increase revenue? Get rid of sacred cows. TSA bin advertisement. WA DOT ads
  • You can’t do everything. You can’t just add new comm channels without eliminating others. SSA killed paper statements. All banks have. Why haven’t you?
  • Do we need the same amount of space? GSA cut space in half & went to hoteling. Also same agencies adding co-working areas
  • Can you do meetings online tools like Google+ Hangouts
  • Fire B team / Buyouts
  • Can’t sign all the high paying free agents. Need buyouts, let people move on. Replace 1 high paying with 3 entry level folks
  • Rethink how delivering services. Can you cut hours? Do fewer hours but at times when people can use. Or meet where they are Postal Service on Saturdays
  • Rethink how delivering services. Can you cut hours? Do fewer hours but at times when people can use. Or meet where they are Postal Service on Saturdays
  • Often we do process for process sake. For years, govt agencies have wasted countless $ re-doing C&A on systems from same vendors. FedRamp hopes to solve this
  • Any one still have a process like this? In an old job, we had the red folder process where he had to print copy of a document and circulate it through 10 people manually for signatures before approved
  • Small, open systems not massive complex procurements
  • Shared services – still stuck in silos. Not leverageing
  • Instead of one big procurement, lots of smaller ones
  • Can Government Do More with Less?

    2. 2. Are We Recreating the Wheel?
    3. 3. How We HelpOnline Training Sessions In-Person Training SessionsGuides INFOGRAPHICS
    4. 4. Macro Trends1. Increasing Demands for Government Services2. Staggering Deficits (budget cuts for decades)3. Rapid Technology Change4. Retiring Experienced Workforce
    5. 5. Insanity:Doing the same thingOver and Over againAnd expecting different results- Albert Einstein
    6. 6. GovLoopismInsanity:Doing the same thing over and over again(then shrinking resources)and expecting (better)results.
    7. 7. Let’s Do Some MathNormalWork/NormalResourcesMore WorkEverythingLess ResourcesNo Resources
    8. 8. Only Two Options:1) Do More Do it Differently2) Do Less With Less
    9. 9. 10Opportunities
    10. 10. 1. Rethink Learning
    11. 11. 2. No-Cost, Self-funding Models
    12. 12. 3. Increase Revenue
    13. 13. 4. Eliminate UnnecessaryServices
    14. 14. Rethink Offices5.
    15. 15. 6. Fire the C Team
    16. 16. 7. Rethink Service Delivery
    17. 17. 8. Eliminate UnnecessaryProcesses
    18. 18. 9. Focus on Big Impact/Cut the Rest
    19. 19. Focus on Big Impact/ Cut Rest
    20. 20. 10. Rethink Procurement
    21. 21. CommunicationsPublicWorksParksandRecEmergencyPlanningHealthSafety
    22. 22. In Summary. . .More DifferentlyLess with LessRethink LearningNo Cost /Self FundingModelsIncrease RevenueEliminate UnnecessaryServicesRethink OfficesFire the C TeamRethink Service DeliveryEliminate UnnecessaryProcessesFocus on Big Impact /Cut RestRethink Procurement
    23. 23. Reach outSteve ResslerFounder,
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