The New Answer to “Do More with Less” is the name of a recently-released white paper from Governing. The paper explores improved business processes and technology as methods to help governments suffering from widespread retirement of senior personnel and budgets that do not allow for flexibility in hiring.
As described in the executive summary,
Government agencies face a looming crisis as a high percentage of their workforce is reaching retirement age. At the same time, workloads are increasing, but staffing levels have not reached pre-recession levels. However, regardless of budget, agencies can’t simply hire themselves out of this predicament. Revamped and optimized business processes, coupled with technology, is the best way forward.
The full whitepaper is available for free download at Governing.
The topic of workforce develop has been the subject of recent discussions at MACo Conferences and symposiums. For more information, see our related post, Panel Gives Insight to Economic and Generational Dynamics in County Government, and Bullseye: Hitting the Moving Target of County Government Recruitment and Training.