David B. Grinberg

Awesome advice so far. Here are two more approaches to consider, as appropriate:

  • Every Monday have an installment for The Week Ahead, which will provide timely updates on key agency activities. This is an effective means for employee engagement via information sharing, which may also boost morale. Employees want to be “in the loop” and “in the know.”
  • Internal blogs may also be successful for enhancing transparency agency-wide on controversial internal issues of employee concern. For example, furloughs, budget matters, sick buildings, moving locations, etc. The key here is to be as transparent as possible and have an open dialogue via the blog to let employees speak out and be heard.

I hope this helps, along with the other awesome advice from Steve, Andy and the others. Good luck with it!