The only person we should truly be in competition with at the workplace is ourself.
Posts Tagged: competition
In our agencies, without taking a look around we may think we’ve done all we can do and are getting the best results. Or as they say, getting “good enough for government” results.
Instead of looking at your neighbors as competitors start seeing them as colleagues. By working together you can share information, save money and drive regional investment.
I believe taking inspiration from the wonderful world of sports can equip us to be better government leaders. Want to be a champion? Want to turn your workplace team into a dynasty for the ages? Here are three key areas where we can learn from our favorite coaches, players, and sports personalities.
Competition can be thrilling and challenging. Here at GovLoop, we’ve all taken Gallup’s Strengthsfinder assessment, which measures an individual’s greatest professional assets. These can include strengths such as achiever, adaptability, discipline, includer, and many more. Many on our team scored high in the category of competition. Many of us, it seems, enjoy the thrill ofRead… Read more »
Frank Kendall, DoD’s Acquisition Executive, published a preliminary version of Better Buying Power 2.0 on Nov 13 “to ensure affordability and increase productivity in defense spending to deliver better value to the taxpayer and Warfighter”. Better Buying Power 2.0 encompasses 36 initiatives across seven focus areas: Achieve Affordable Programs Control Costs Throughout the Product LifecycleRead… Read more »
With the end of the fiscal year upon us, the “feeding frenzy,” as I like to call it, is in full swing. With possible sweeping budgets on the horizon through sequestration, and overall declines in revenues, agencies are unloading end-of-year dollars at a dizzying pace. It should be particularly good times for small businesses, asRead… Read more »
A recent disturbing story about facilities management by the General Services Administration (GSA) in Chattanooga is a perfect template for how poor (or little) acquisition planning, combined with inadequate market research, creates an environment where questionable acquisition strategy decisions are created. The result is a typical one, where sole-source contracts are created at prices thatRead… Read more »
The City of San Diego has issued an RFP for Landfill Operations. The City has selected Green Proposals to facilitate their pre-proposal conference Via Webinar. No cost to the City. Green Proposals delivers high-quality online pre-proposal meeting services that quickly bring sizeable time and cost savings to government purchasing departments and their vendors. https://www.etouches.com/cityofsd032212
A co-worker of mine just posted a great suggestion to the Federal CIO’s Shared Services initiative that’s on Ideas Scale. Take a look at it and vote – unless the Feds do this….create standardized data sets and make them public … they are the txpayer will continue to be held hostage to a few veryRead… Read more »