January 22, 2018
How Agencies Can Reduce the Impact of Shutdowns on Employee Morale premium
Shutdown, sequestration, budget cuts. With challenges like these, how can government agencies even attempt to build and sustain an engaging workplace where employees are satisfied, productive, committed and, let’s face it, less likely to leave. What’s more, many agencies are facing the loss of institutional knowledge as experienced personnel retire.  The U.S. Office of Personnel […]
December 4, 2017
The Inconvenient Truth About Professional Development in the Government Workplace premium
When you think of learning or professional development in the workplace, what thoughts spring to mind? Enduring another lunch and learn where a colleague shares their insights? Struggling to stay awake through another PowerPoint? That kind of learning can be drudgery, even if it does come with a free lunch. But it doesn’t have to […]
September 29, 2017
Why Your Agency Needs to Start Talking about Professional Development Again premium
Building an engaging workplace is a key mission of any government agency. Engagement matters. Not only are engaged employees more innovative, productive, committed, and satisfied, they are also less likely to leave. And we all know that the cost of employee turnover is high in terms of monetary and knowledge loss. But what building blocks […]
September 21, 2017
What is a Smart City Anyway? premium
When you think about smart cities what springs to mind? Perhaps it’s a city app that lets you know the location of available parking spots or a transit company that can automatically re-route buses away from congested areas based on a network of fleet- or city-wide sensors. In reality, the definition of a smart city […]