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 »
Posts Tagged: communications
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 »
If you’re like me you felt the same sense of relief in response to the recent media reports of cybersecurity breaches as you felt the last time you joined a line of rubberneckers creeping past a fender-bender on the other side of the highway. At least it’s not me. Cyber attackers routinely go after internalRead… Read more »
However, on the other hand, sometimes there is more power in not saying anything in response to unkind words.
“Do you love me?” “No.” After 25 years, my husband gets to say that when I ask a stupid question. “I had a question to ask. Can I interrupt you for a minute?” “Why is it that you always call when I’m trying to write?” “I’m trying to be more collaborative with you. And we’re inRead… Read more »