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Nicholas Charney's Blog – July 2011 Archive (3)

Doing more with less is dead, this is about doing things differently

The old adage of doing more with less is the final vestige of those who fail to understand just how profoundly our society is changing. Someone should put a bullet in it, because quite frankly it needs to die.

Look at what is happening across the pond, the reality is that we can't even afford to do more with… Continue

Added by Nicholas Charney on July 22, 2011 at 5:30am — 31 Comments

5 Tips For Public Servants Using Social Media


Here are five quick tips on how to manage your social graph as a public servant:

1. Pro-actively disclose

Generally speaking it is good practice to tell your employer (or prospective employer) of any activity that is at the periphery of but related to your official activities. For public servants I think that runs the gamut from blogging about…

Added by Nicholas Charney on July 15, 2011 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

The Fallacy of 100% Engagement

We tend to talk about employee engagement in absolute terms, as if it was wholly achievable, but nothing could be further from the truth.

100% engagement is a complete and utter myth

It is simply unattainable.

Not everyone is going to love what they do all the time; telling them otherwise is irresponsible and a downright lie. It does little more than build an unrealistic expectation of what is…

Added by Nicholas Charney on July 8, 2011 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

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