Efficient Government


Results Washington was established by Governor Jay Inslee in 2013 to strengthen performance management and continuous improvement throughout Washington state government. The agency collaborates closely with state agency partners around the Governor’s five key goal areas:

  • World-class education
  • A prosperous economy
  • Sustainable energy and a clean environment
  • Healthy, safe communities
  • Efficient, effective and accountable government 

Results Washington aims to foster continuous improvement and build a lasting culture of employee-led, customer-focused problem-solving and innovation throughout state government. Under Gov. Inslee, Washington has become a national leader in adapting proven private-sector principles to state government.

Current Work

  • Results Washington is refocusing its efforts toward partnering with state agencies on complex, cross-enterprise projects. Our goal is to develop a process that fosters partnership and focuses on the outcomes that matter to state agencies, the Governor, and ultimately the state of Washington. More information can be found here.
  • Revisiting our vision, mission, and values to best align with expectations and where we are going.
  • Moving the 9th Annual Washington State Lean Transformation Conference to a virtual setting, including thinking innovatively about the content and how it is delivered.
  • Thinking ahead to the next phase of Lean and continuous improvement, we are evaluating and adjusting our approach in alignment with PDCA methodology.
  • Defining Results Washington’s role in the Washington state government performance management space.