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Change Management Lesson 2: Building Awareness of the Change to Come

January 14, 2020

In our Lesson 1 post, we introduced change management as a strategy to implement successful process improvement initiatives. In this installment, we will introduce the ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement) change management model. This is a five-stage approach to help organizations manage the people side of change. Today, we will focus on Awareness.

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Change Management Lesson 1: How to Get Started

January 7, 2020

Government staff often ask where to start when they seek to improve a process like permits, asset management, approval queues and so on.

It’s hard to know what actions to take without looking at why you are where you are today, and the mindset of the people who will have to make the change happen.

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Does your government provide take-home vehicles?

November 8, 2019

When was the last time you assessed risks related to your take-home vehicle program, or updated your policy? Are you certain the benefits outweigh the costs?

To help you navigate these waters, our Office’s Center for Government Innovation has developed a new resource to help you identify and implement best practices over take-home vehicles.

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Cybersecurity advice you can use

October 16, 2019

Published: October 16, 2019

By the Center for Government Innovation

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

As a part of Cybersecurity Awareness month, the Center for Government Innovation at the Office of the Washington State Auditor has put together some important tips and advice for local governments on cybersecurity best practices. This one-page guide is quick and informative, with actionable items anyone who works for local government- from finance to HR, from leadership to IT—can take to reduce cyber risks and #BeCyberSmart.

Are you a finance professional in a local government? #BeCyberSmart.

October 4, 2019

Published: October 4, 2019

Finance matters

Considerations extend beyond budget decisions

As a finance or administrative professional in a local government, you have key responsibilities for managing that government’s resources. In your role, you interact with all aspects of a local government’s operations as you inform budgetary decisions. We’ve created a document with three things you can do right now as a finance professional to #BeCyberSmart. After you read it, make sure to take a look at all the resources we have available on our #BeCyberSmart webpage for local government employees.