Moved by Meaning: Attracting, Retaining, and Managing Digital Talent in Government

15 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2018

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Aaron Ogle

The OpenGov Foundation

David Eaves

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: March 21, 2017

Abstract

Tech-savvy leadership at City of Philadelphia assembled a strong municipal technology team, but a change in administration threatened to create uncertainty over its future. This case explores the many factors that enabled a municipal government to compete with the private sector to attract and retain technical talent, and the ramifications when leadership with a traditional tech vision move back into the CIO's office.

Keywords: technology, innovation, open, government, municipal government, talent

JEL Classification: O31, O32, O33, O35, O38

Suggested Citation

Ogle, Aaron and Eaves, David, Moved by Meaning: Attracting, Retaining, and Managing Digital Talent in Government (March 21, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3089936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3089936

Aaron Ogle (Contact Author)

The OpenGov Foundation ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

David Eaves

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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