Listening to the hype from HR Technology vendors and pundits (and I’ll be the first to admit to evangelizing modern technology), you would think that State Governments must be adopting and learning to leverage new technology trends as soon as they emerge, or risk utter organizational collapse.

On top of that, it is easy to get excited about the possibilities when we see modern tools that simplify our personal lives applied to our profession, but here is the reality check: in order to be innovative, a certain foundation of operational stability must be in place. 

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