It’s possible for your agency to be more effective than it currently is and not spend as much money. That’s the argument of New York University professor Paul Light in a column in Government Executive.
Light writes, “…Americans are still convinced that the big problem in Washington is not the wrong priorities – unless Americans are asked whether the tax code should favor the super-wealthy. Rather, most believe the big problem is inefficiency in delivering basic goods and services at the lowest possible cost.”
Light outlines three challenges government faces:
Agencies have too many layers of management, Light said.