Nominations are open for the Shorty Awards, which celebrates innovative and creative content on social media—including the best in government and politics. Dubbed the “Oscars of social media,” the Shorty Awards recognize winners in categories that change from year to year as social media trends come and go. For several years, some variation on the Best in Government andRead… Read more »
Posts Tagged: communications
Communication is key. Peter Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” But sometimes, subtleties fail us, and in government, if we rely on hearing what isn’t said, we can get ourselves into major trouble. Chris Dorobek, host of the podcast DorobekINSIDER, recently interviewed Stan Soloway, President and CEORead… Read more »
How smart and savvy is your government agency on social media? Has it staked out a strong social presence in cyberspace, or is it more like a meandering dinosaur in Jurassic times? It should be evident by now that all public sector agencies need to strategically leverage social media in the 21st century Digital AgeRead… Read more »
Have you ever been sitting in your cube when an idea strikes? You know the idea is brilliant (because duh!). The idea would save your agency time and money. It’s a win-win. Go you! But you have a problem. Where do you share you idea? How do you build a coalition? How do you makeRead… Read more »
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 and Executive Order 13563 both require that we communicate clearly, accessibly, consistently so that government information is easy to understand. The principles of plain language help us provide universal access to government information, for many people. We’re told to “write for average comprehension,” when we use those principles. So,Read… Read more »
Public sector agencies need to be more flexible in embracing and implementing smart work flexibility programs (work flex) for all eligible employees in 2015. Put simply, work flex saves time and money while increasing employee engagement, performance and productivity, as well as morale and overall job satisfaction, among other things (see list below). Work flexRead… Read more »
The humble MS Word table has been there for me so many times.
The vocabulary and language that I used in the military was not the same as my fellow Veteran of current day.
Most government agencies understand the business case for diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO). It’s evident by now that diverse employees bring a broad range of ideas and viewpoints to the table which can promote positive change, spark innovation, increase productivity and maximize strategic mission-driven results. This is particularly true as the nation and laborRead… Read more »
The past week has been freezing. Literally. As temperatures across the country dropped to single digits or even lower – looking at you Chicago – the need to stay warm was paramount. I am going to be honest. I am a cold weather wimp. Yesterday, I wore fur-lined boots (fake fur don’t worry), a heavyRead… Read more »