When the press writes about failures in the child welfare system, the tragedies are unique, but the pattern is often all too familiar. A family has been involved with the agency multiple times, signs of risk were missed, and the result is signiﬁcant harm or even death. It’s hard to read about a set of [...]
We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.
Sometimes when we make reforms, government jobs get better too.
If the work made passionate people act like Flo on the TV series “Alice,” then the work can bring them back.
Agencies’ tendency to add more rules (and thus work) every time something bad happens prevents child protection workers from doing everything they can to keep kids safe.
A text message conversation about how once management fads fade, the best concepts remain.
Above all else, citizens want results. When they don’t get them, they morph into selfish people.
There are many, but tracking software — which various government agencies make use of every day – is one of the biggest.
But black belts, "Lean" t-shirts and TQM posters are forever. Well, not really.
Stop thinking about the work involved in a given task, and start thinking about everything else.