Over, Under, Through: Fixing Government Friction

Jennifer Anastasoff, Serial Entrepreneur
In conversation with: Bob Sutton, Stanford University

Can you dampen friction in the bureaucracy-laden, ego-filled halls of the United States government? Yes– you can, says Jennifer Anastasoff. As head of people for the United States Digital Service (USDS), a non-partisan tech group in the federal government created to better deliver government services and improve the lives of people in America, Anastasoff looked for people who cared about the USDS mission more than their own glory. In this episode, Anastasoff and Stanford Professor Bob Sutton talk about the importance of working behind the scenes to build consensus, and valuing results over recognition.