Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 14-20

Performance Management
Creating a Culture of Accountability
Stewart Riff, Government Executive
How to set up a performance system of feedback and follow through.

A Conversation With Gary Blackmer, One of America’s Performance Management Leaders
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
Gary Blackmer talks about auditing police, changes in the field and the toughest parts of the job.

Evidence at the Crossroads Pt. 4: The Obama Behavioral Insights Team, an Important Addition to Evidence-based Policy
Ron Haskins, William T. Grant Foundation
Six evidence-based initiatives started by the Obama administration are now supporting well over 1,400 programs at the local level.

Making Innovation Labs Work
Darcie Piechowski, Business of Government
Organizations are increasingly embracing Innovation Labs to leverage new ideas in a practical, actionable way and as a means for moving government forward.

Does Pay for Success Work? Define ‘Success’
Patrick Lester, Government Executive
Performance-based experiments net mixed reviews.

GovNext: Massachusetts Tests Statewide Innovations Through Short-Term Projects
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
Massachusetts is embracing civic tech through its new GovNext initiative.

Customer Service
The Building Blocks of Customer-Centric Government
Pedro Nava and David Beier, Governing
With new tools at their disposal, governments have the opportunity to create a golden age of citizen engagement. That could do a lot for trust in government.

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