Supporting What They Help Create: Stakeholders Hold the Key to Mission Achievement

January 2017
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition, Government Agency Operations, Management (General)
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Government programs lacking stakeholder engagement often fail. When making adjustments to existing programs or introducing new ones, agencies must coordinate with those affected and those who can influence the transformations. Not doing so can lead to failure to identify requirements, properly allocate resources, and account for resistance to change. Best practices in stakeholder engagement, on the other hand, bring the right expertise to bear and ensure the design, coordination, and implementation of effective solutions in a complex federal environment.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter.

View the entire MITRE Federal Transition collection.

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