Vol. 41 Nbr. 4, December 2012
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- In memoriam: Paul T. Weiss (1945-2012).
- Smorgasbord of topics.
- Employee recognition programs critical to workplace culture: celebrating employee success helps an organization create the infrastructure necessary to ensure great customer experiences for both internal customers (employees) and external customers.
- Behind the debate on federal pay: does the federal pay system fairly compensate employees compared to their private-sector counterparts? Why do studies using a jobs-to-jobs comparison versus the human capital approach reach different results?
- Provide technology training for efficiency and productivity: keeping up with the latest technology and allowing a contractor to explore technology options can promote creativity and innovation and bring cost savings to firm fixed priced contracts.
- The In-Service Zone: mandated training is often worn and ineffective. A prescriptive method can boost effectiveness, help with knowledge transfer, and standardize the approach without being boring.
- Keep your training program funded: 10 steps to training ROI: it is easy to focus on the quality of training rather than the impact of the learning. To prove value, shift thinking from a quality mindset to an impact and results mindset.
- Case-study-driven leadership training from west point: the 1992 Los Angeles riots led law enforcement executives to the department of behavioral sciences at West Point. Its curriculum would evolve and prove effective in enhancing leadership. One test came September 11.
- Opportunities for innovation.
- Offering institutional insight to government's leaders.
- Strong executive branch leadership crucial for policy implementation.
- Creating a performance-driven federal government.
- Cross-agency efforts help manage large-scale initiatives.
- Intergovernmental relations in a time of transition and uncertainty.
- Creating public-private partnerships as a fiscal strategy.
- Recommendations to strengthen the federal budget process.
- Reorganizing the federal government to meet today's challenges.
- Revitalize the federal workforce by strengthening four critical areas.
- Do we need a new model for government?
- Don't Sabotage your organization: unintentional acts by employees can thwart productivity and damage morale. Take a page from an old espionage manual--and learn what not to do.
- Gaining Cultural Competency to Advance Public Service.
- Change agents: are you a good rebel or bad rebel? Are you into this change agent mode because you just want to prove that your solutions are right or are you really into creating a culture in your organization where change is an acceptable activity?
- Interagency group works for the good of all government.