Moving is not for the risk averse. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It takes a certain boldness and willingness to venture off the beaten path into the unknown. The benefits of moving around in government are many – less tangible but impactful in very noticeable ways.
Posts Tagged: change
By relying not on assumptions but on valid data, organization development ensures agencies don’t waste time and money on misguided change efforts. Instead of fostering dependence (and thus a perpetual contract), OD consultants aim to grow the organization’s own capabilities, increasing sustainability.
The only constant is change and change is difficult for most of us – humans and organizations alike. Here’s how you can be a more effective change agent for your organization.
We are experiencing a shift of thinking and how we do business in government. Public servants are intrapreneurs rather than “lazy” government workers.
Whether it’s a new administration, shifting budget priorities or even a shutdown, the only constant in being a public servant is change. Here’s how you can navigate.
In 1985, I joined the Peace Corps and began my service in Congo, Central Africa. I was an idealistic young man with a naively expansive view of my ability to help people and bring about meaningful change in their lives. The challenges and frustrations I experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer provided important life lessons… Read more »
As public administrators, we must work to remove artificial roadblocks, work cooperatively for the good of the citizens we serve and come together in the pursuit of common goals. It also helps to have passion, be champions for change, seek bottom-up solutions and provide concrete objectives and actions.
Change is neither good nor bad: it’s a constant. Learn how you can take this piece of wisdom and apply it to your government career.
Change is difficult, but it’s also constant. To succeed in any agency, public servants have to equip themselves with the tools and tactics to deal with uncertainty.
There is really no formula for heartbreak (although that would be wonderful) but with time and some of these techniques, it gets easier. You’re resilient and have the ability to overcome any situation.