When 800,000 government employees eventually return to work after a shutdown that started Dec. 22, expect them to work less efficiently — or, at minimum, feel less engaged and far less respected, says an expert in government leadership and organizational strategy at Olin Business School.
The American public looks to the federal government to successfully respond to and solve our “wicked” problems. A new book co-edited by Jackson Nickerson, PhD, professor of strategy at Olin Business School, suggests government leaders must be better collaborators. The book is Tackling Wicked Government Problems: A Practical Guide for Developing Enterprise Leaders.
Two WUSTL professors — Peter J. Kastor, PhD, and Jessica Rosenfeld, PhD — have been named 2012 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellows. Kastor, professor of history and American culture studies, both in Arts & Sciences, will pursue research on Creating a Federal Government, 1789-1829. Rosenfeld, associate professor of English in Arts & Sciences, will work on her book Envying thy Neighbor: Pleasure, Identity and Gender in Late Medieval Literature.