Report & Publication
April 20, 2016

Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping leaders make smart and timely decisions

Making smart and timely decisions will enable the next administration to more effectively implement key priorities and address emerging challenges. But it won’t be easy. Incoming leaders will be flooded with information and advice and will face a never-ending barrage of decisions. To succeed, new appointees need an organized approach that uses data and draws on proven processes and frameworks.

In this report, “Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making: Helping Leaders Make Smart and Timely Decisions,” author Ed DeSeve presents insights and offers recommendations for transition teams and the next administration on establishing effective decision-making approaches, taking an enterprise view and using data-driven analytics.

This is the third report in our Management Roadmap series, published jointly by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The reports share lessons learned from roundtable dialogues with key stakeholders, identifies promising initiatives and offers ideas on successful implementation.

Learn more about the Ready to Govern initiative.