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Effective Management Techniques for Virtual Teams

Effective Management Techniques for Virtual Teams

Virtual teams are work groups with core members who interact primarily through electronic means since they are not in the same physical work location and they are engaged in interdependent…

Little Patients, Big Problems

Little Patients, Big Problems

In his June 5 column, Don’t Waste a Disaster, Anthony Buller discussed the reality of those in the public sector having no option to withdraw during widespread disasters. Those public…

Public Service Motivation, Citizen Participation and Personnel Management

Public Service Motivation, Citizen Participation and Personnel Management

Many people employed in the public sector see the intrinsic and extrinsic value in services they offer daily. This value, often called the public service motivation, is attested to be…

Policing in the 21st Century

Policing in the 21st Century

The administration of public safety policy has a tremendous impact on quality of life. It requires ethical selection and professional development of personnel, strong leadership skills and core competencies. Mastering…

Misfits at the Top

All but the smallest institutions feature multiple cultures, reflective of organizational purposes, structures, practices and histories. However, the vast majority of public sector institutions have two cultures, one political and…

Ordinary Citizens

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By David Howard Davis June 26, 2015 By the time…

Hiram Bingham: Courageous Dissent in Public Service

Hiram Bingham: Courageous Dissent in Public Service

In 1937, Harry Bingham IV, a career Foreign Service Officer, was sent to France in 1937. As Vice Consul in Marseilles, his job was to issue visas for those seeking…

The Need for More Research in Judicial Politics

The Need for More Research in Judicial Politics

The American legal system continues to be an area of significant interest to public administration scholars. Unfortunately, the administrative face of the judicial system still generates less scholarship. As a…

Adaptive Strategies for Administrators—Part 3

Adaptive Strategies for Administrators—Part 3

The rapid changes taking place in the public sector make the understanding of problems a more complex task. There is often a gap between the principles of public administration and…

Managing Risks With Highway Public-Private Partnerships

Managing Risks With Highway Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnership allow for the sharing of risk in exchange for provision of services and investment in assets. Globally, governments and policy makers have adopted public-private partnerships as an innovative…

Legal Landmines and Demographic Diversity

Legal Landmines and Demographic Diversity

As the workplace evolves to meet global needs of private and public organizations, human resource policies should adapt to ensure effective management of our workforce. Changing demographics, ethnicity and expanding…

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