While government workers are usually motivated by intrinsic values of the organizational mission, understanding the unique factors of what makes your employees more satisfied and engaged at work is an important organizational feedback loop that lowers employee turnover, increases employee loyalty, improves productivity, and ultimately results in greater organizational impact and long-term success.
Posts By Hanna Cooper
High performers – like you! – by definition can do a lot, and so they do. Which is great, except when it winds up with you bailing others out too much of the time.
Learning to navigate and working effectively with persistent waves of change is an essential skill in today’s world.
We take the next steps from mapping your network, to making your request for a meeting, what to say in the meetings, and how to follow-up.
Looking for a new job, concerned about a potential lay-off, wanting to reconnect with old colleagues, or have an amazing new idea you want to get supporters for? You’ve been told you’re “supposed” to network, but how to do it without coming off like some type of slimy salesperson? Building your professional relationships – often known as networkingRead… Read more »
Have you said some version of these words recently? “I can’t trust him.” “My trust has been broken.” “We can’t put trust in them anymore.” These refrains are common and heartbreaking. In both its presence and absence, trust is a critical and yet also often elusive quality of effective working relationships. Being able to trustRead… Read more »
When we are in conflict with someone at work, it can feel like we are in a tug-of-war (or worse). There is our way (which of course, is the right way), and their way (the not-so-right-way). When conflict feels like this, in order to move forward, it seems as though there are only twoRead… Read more »
A few weeks ago, I went on vacation with my family. Or, perhaps I should say, I took some time off, because it certainly didn’t feel like a vacation at the start of it. While I scheduled the time months ago when schedules looked relatively clear, new obligations and responsibilities invaded my calendar like weedsRead… Read more »
Does it ever feel like some people are just “easy” to get along with at work: the boss that really “gets” you, and goes out of her way to develop you; the colleague you love brainstorming with, or the employee who always anticipates what you need from him, almost before you know yourself? …While othersRead… Read more »
Have you noticed how busy everyone is lately? (Or at least how much people like to talk about how busy they are?) Ask people how they are doing, and it seems like the most common response is: “Busy!!” But did you ever wonder what that means, exactly? “Busy” can mean that we are doing workRead… Read more »