Posts Tagged: telework

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Ebola and the Impact on the COOP

On Monday morning I woke up to the horrible news that the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend was a 2010 graduate of Texas Christian University. As a Fort Worth resident, proud TCU alum, and daughter of a recently retired nurse, the news hit home. I also had… Read more »

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Get Your Manager on Board with Teleworking

Government increasingly advocates for enhanced telework opportunities within the federal space. However, according to a 2013 report on telework in the federal government, many employees face management resistance when attempting to work remotely. This isn’t really surprising. Teleworking has gotten a bad rap for decreasing productivity, disrupting work routines, and creating security issues. The recent Patent… Read more »

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Management & Leadership: Do Employees Respond Better to Fear or Love in Gov?

  Niccolo Machiavelli, the famous Renaissance period politician and philosopher, once said: “It is better to be feared than loved.” But does this sage advice ring true in the public sector workplace? All government workers want great managers, yet few enjoy that luxury. But what really makes a great manager? Some say it’s more effective… Read more »

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Don’t Have Any Work To Do?

  After reading a recent article from Government Executive, This May Be the Worst Abuse of Federal Telework Ever, I started reflecting on who is at fault when government agencies waste your tax dollars. The article talked about how several employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) were spending their telework days doing… Read more »

Virtual Work/Telework — What Are the Prerequisites?

Many essays have been written about virtual and telework practices and application guides. Both the public/nonprofit and private sectors have numerous case histories with best practices about traditional telework or the newer virtual work concepts. You can download an abundance of policy manuals and consultant work products on where and how virtual work is applied…. Read more »

The Hottest Job Out There Now? Data Scientist

There’s so much talk about big data these days. On a recent DorobekINSIDER LIVE, we talked to the people at the front lines of big data: the chief data officers. These are the people who are really making big data an effective tool for government. Hosted by Chris Dorobek, the online training featured the following… Read more »