The New Government Appointee Guidebook

Adopting change is at the heart of what the stories in this first release of The New Government Appointee Guidebook are all about. We start with work at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Open Innovation Labs, where the team came to understand the very real innovation fatigue career staff felt after many years (and sometimes decades) of “transformation efforts” and the critical importance of bringing people—and the institution—along with you. We look at both external-facing initiatives that asked the public to engage with the federal government in new ways and internal-facing initiatives that asked career staff to approach their work in new ways. And we explore how creating long term change, by necessity, means institutionalizing it.

Cover of The New Government Appointee Guidebook.

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Additional resources

Blog: Creating the Conditions for Change [February 2021]