Commensurate with the explosion of information technology has been the critical need for local governments to be focused on a coherent message while being nimble in dispersing that message over an ever-expanding network of communications opportunities. Many municipalities and counties are becoming aggressive in their aim, but are still limited by their resources and vision.
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Learn the biggest challenges state and local governments are facing and how they are tackling them.
The mission of your organization can only be accomplished by people with the knowledge, skills, and initiative to make things happen. Capturing and sharing even some of the basics can go a long way in equipping current and future employees to carry on your organization’s important work.
Ever been in a brainstorming meeting that seemed to go nowhere or not include all voices? Beat brainstorming pitfalls by focusing the conversation on these four types of questions.
We know rudeness gets in the way of relating to others at work. But even common, well-meaning responses can block us from connecting with others. Here are 10 common ways we prevent ourselves from being present and truly listening to others, and steps we can take to remove those barriers.
Learn how shared service arrangements and regional planning agencies can help state and local governments harness the benefits of collaboration.
Are you agile like the world’s librarians?
We all want to be heard and understood, especially in a difficult conversation. Ask yourself these four questions beforehand to help your message come across clearly and compassionately to the listener.
Collaboration is a common theme in government today because it can increase employee productivity, improve communication, enhance resource sharing and even cut costs. But in a drive to achieve these results, many collaboration projects forget the ultimate objective of government: serving citizens. Learn how you can marry efficiency and results with high-quality constituent services.
You can be a leader no matter your job title. Leadership is influence. And influence has everything to do with the way you treat others. When people perceive us as competent and caring to others, they’re more likely to accept us as a leader.