Twenty years of experience straddling the intersection of academia and the federal government. My subject matter is archaeology, so I’m an anthropologist interested in cultural systems and their long path dependencies.
I’m interested in increasing the public benefit of federal programs and making the intersections between public, academic, private, non-profit, and individual interests work collaborative and creatively. Edges and intersections are the incubators for innovation.
In a participatory democracy, civilian federal employees should be active in assisting boundary-crossers and citizens. I wonder how federal workers can practice citizen engagement when they themselves face a daily reality of command and control management structures and therefore have little if any daily experience in collaborative, healthy organizations.
Stories, Hacks, & Barriers
Groundbreaking ideas and practices from Barbara Little