- Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
- Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
- Release date: 05-09-23
Bridgebuilders By William D. Eggers, Donald F. Kettl AudioBook Summary
Our government is in crisis, mired in bureaucracy and often unable to fix tough problems. This book provides an essential new model for transforming the system and getting things done.
COVID. Climate change. Refugee resettlement. Global supply chains. We’re facing a new generation of complex problems, stretching across the public and private sectors. Historically we’ve looked to government for big solutions, but the reality is, the government we have now is a poor match for the problems we face.
We need a fresh new approach. As William D. Eggers and Donald F. Kettl show in this indispensable book, we need a government of bridgebuilders—public managers and leaders who collaborate with partners, both inside and outside government, to get the job done. They manage horizontally instead of vertically, they see their role as connectors, and they identify which players have the assets needed to solve the problems at hand.