Problems need to be identified so innovative solutions can be implemented. There are many different obstacles and challenges that Veterans are met with when trying to improve the VA, including VA employees who are retaliated against for reporting wrongdoing. Not all stakeholders are given equal access (or at all) to a seat at the decision-making table. Some stakeholders’ influence are much greater than others, which can drown out all other voices. Although the media in recent years has been covering more Veterans’ issues, there are still many stories that are not covered or there are conflicting reports. The VA has their official narrative that at times can be aptly described as doublespeak or obfuscation. Stakeholders have different agendas and motivating factors which can include political ideology, financial, or even misguided.
Many people have reported over the years that the VA has a culture problem that is difficult to change. In order to understand what a cultural problem is, you will need to understand certain concepts about human psychology and human behavior. Even if you may be highly trained in these subjects, it is best to begin your journey on the “Fundamental” webpage. This website is proposing a novel way that is not really new per se, rather these old techniques of developing discernment are not widely used. With these tools you will be able to unveil the problems so you can develop creative solutions.
- Learning key concepts to develop discernment
- Investigative Work & Reports
- Official Reports
- Investigative Journalism
- Citizen Journalism
- Veteran Testimonials
- Advocate Testimonials
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
- Historical facts
Published news stories, such as articles, audio, and video from both traditional and non-traditional media outlets.
Transparency & Accountability
Veterans and VA employees who came forward to report wrongdoing and/or witnessed a problem.
Federal agency watchdog investigation reports and Congressional testimonies.
Learn about the various levels.
Start with Fundamentals in Level II to facilitate deeper learnings
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