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‘Clumsy But Temporarily Effective’: American Public Policy And Government

Teles’ arguments about the major challenges of government management describe a very different reality than most of us are communicating to our students. He argues that the problem with government isn’t its size, it is its complexity. And he argues that complexity produces incoherence, even to the point that “we have arrived at a form of government with no ideological justification whatsoever.”

http://patimes.org/clumsy-temporarily-effective-american-public-policy-government/

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Research: Using a Smartphone After 9 pm Leaves Workers Disengaged – Christopher M. Barnes, Klodiana Lanaj , and Russell Johnson – Harvard Business Review

“… using a smartphone to cram more work into a given evening results in less work done the next day.”

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/research-using-a-smartphone-after-9-pm-leaves-workers-disengaged/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29

Attracting and Retaining Public School Teachers: Challenges for Today’s HR Manager | PA TIMES Online

“The strategic needs for acquiring, developing and retaining talent should flow from the education system’s improvement strategy, which usually includes an explicit vision of effective instructional practice and identifies the key people needed to implement the improvement strategy.”

via Attracting and Retaining Public School Teachers: Challenges for Today’s HR Manager | PA TIMES Online.

When Transparency Becomes the Enemy of Accountability: Reflections From the Field | PA TIMES Online

An exclusive focus on transparency can lead to unexamined confidence in the actions of government. Open systems do not mean that information is presented in a meaningful way or that it is accurate. The innocent assumption is that the citizen or the media will be able to detect and expose this kind of wrongdoing.

http://patimes.org/transparency-enemy-accountability-reflections-field/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+patimes%2FlidQ+%28PA+TIMES+Online%29