Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, Professional Development Best Practices for Government, on the site GovLoop 45 minutes ago
Adapting to change is a critical part of professional development. So is improving communications across teams, especially in a virtual environment, and managing your career growth while investing in […]
To say that times are uncertain feels woefully inadequate.
From the presidential transition to the pandemic to safety, security, and sanity, there seems to be more questions and distress than answers and calm […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, How Virtual Queues Are Transforming Government Services, on the site GovLoop 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Waiting in line is something we’ve been conditioned to do — from coffee shops to amusement parks and at government offices with ticket numbers in hand.
But then COVID-19 hit. Suddenly, we went from packed bui […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, Getting the (Digital) Word Out to Small Businesses, on the site GovLoop 1 month, 1 week ago
Within days of shifting from office operations in mid-March 2020 to fully remote work, Laura Kennedy and her team faced a massive undertaking: distributing financial aid to suffering businesses.
This kind of […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, Elevating Success Skills Through Professional Development, on the site GovLoop 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Career growth looks different for everyone, but often the path to promotion is closely tied to employees’ technical abilities.
For example, if you excel at crunching numbers or software development, you’ll lik […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, It’s Time to Rethink Employee Learning in a Virtual World, on the site GovLoop 1 month, 3 weeks ago
In-person training has long been the default for many government agencies, but the widespread adoption of remote work in 2020 has changed the dynamics.
While agencies were already using online training […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, What Data Can Tell You About Current and Future Employees, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
No matter how massive, minute or complex an agency’s mission, each one has a common purpose: They’re in the business of people.
But the nature of that business has drastically changed in response to COV […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, A Simpler Way to Support and Manage Remote Employees, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
In the early weeks and months of agencies transitioning to remote work, many saw it as a temporary work arrangement to quickly adapt to the global pandemic.
“But now that remote work has become more common, i […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, State and Local CIOs Share Wins, Lessons Around Digital Services, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
Digitization used to sound like a techie word until scores of government employees were forced to transition from in-office to remote work — leaving behind paper files, printers and manual document routing r […]
When done well, a strategy can help you understand your current state, where you want to go and how to get there. Whether you’re moving furniture to a new house or critical IT resources to an offsite service p […]
Agencies have long assumed allowing employees to work remotely would require lowering workloads, but it wasn’t until recently that they really recognized the value of a remote workforce. In 2020, predominantly v […]
“Now the work begins” is the clarion call you’ve likely heard — and have come to expect — on the cusp of a new president and administration coming into office.
But if you’re one of the millions of career gover […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, Have a Story to Tell? Apply to Be a GovLoop Featured Contributor, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 2 weeks ago
There are over 300,000 of you across the GovLoop community — government employees, industry partners and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. Many of you are also prolific GovLoop writers. You write abou […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, What You Need To Know About Multi-Factor Authentication (Part 2), on the site GovLoop 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Let’s summarize what has been covered in my articles:
Cybersecurity has many layers like an onion or a parfait.
Cybersecurity starts when the computer is first powered up. Way before it even hits the fi […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, Updated: 8 Do’s and Don’ts For Discussing Politics With Coworkers, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 3 weeks ago
When politics are as heated and divisive as they have been during the current U.S. election cycle, it’s hard to resist the urge to discuss the issues with your work family aka colleagues. But talking politics in […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, 3 Ways to Prepare for the Future of Government Work, on the site GovLoop 3 months ago
The future of government work entails more than employees adapting to new technologies or mapping career paths.
It requires agencies to look at three dimensions of how government work is changing: 1) What type […]
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, How a 27-Year Treasury Employee Is Embracing Agile Leadership, on the site GovLoop 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Editor’s note: The success of an organization is closely tied to the quality of its leadership. In many ways, teams take on their leaders’ identity, which makes agile leadership all the more critical. It’s about […]
“Getting rid of exclusive language in job postings, standardizing interview guides and even internally ensuring a diverse group of interviewers.” This is huge! I hope that more agencies take these steps to ensure the workforce mirrors the diverse public that they serve.
Nicole Blake Johnson wrote a new post, What Agile Leadership Looks Like at US Secret Service, on the site GovLoop 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Editor’s note: The success of an organization is closely tied to the quality of its leadership. In many ways, teams take on their leaders’ identity, which makes agile leadership all the more critical. It’s abo […]
I want you to take your government hat off for a moment. Think about the last time you made a request to — or used a service provided by — a federal, state, local or tribal government agency.
What was your exp […]
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