Posts Tagged: culture-change

8 Actions to Turn Engagement into Action: How to Truly Empower People

Turning engagement into action is even easier yet not often done. How is that done? By taking those engaged persons and setting them up to be empowered to make decisions and take action. Here are eight actions that you need to take to make this shift.

Organizational Culture Change: Understanding Your Culture

The verdict is in. We are living in an age of disruption; an information revolution, which most economists agree is as profound and disruptive as the agricultural and industrial revolutions. In his new book Thank you for Being Late Thomas Friedman refers to this as an “age of accelerations” in which markets, Mother Nature, and technology areRead… Read more »

Used to be a public servant, took an arrow to the knee

Don’t worry if you don’t immediately recognize the verbiage, “taking an arrow to the knee” is an internet meme popularized by the action/role-playing video game Skyrim. In Skyrim … … the town guard non-player characters (NPCs) have several stock lines they repeat when the player walks near them, including a bewildered statement about “curved swords”,Read… Read more »

Does the public service need more free radicals?

A Manifesto for Free Radicals by Scott Belsky is nothing short of awesome. It certainly has inspired me – and clarified many of my observation about the public service. Ok. I’ve put together this post based on my experiences here in Australia. But how does the public service in your part of the world measureRead… Read more »

“Use the Culture, Luke!” Why Organizational Culture is like the Force

Recently, there has been a good amount of discussion on GovLoop about culture in the government agencies. I am hopeful that we continue the discussion because I fervently believe that cultural change is the key to fully realizing openness in local, state, and Federal governments. Maybe 2012 will be the Year of Culture as weRead… Read more »

Friday Fab 5: Zen, Shakespeare, and Why Librarians Are the Secret Masters of the Universe

It’s been a busy week for many, but it’s time to kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy the… Friday Fab 5! That wonderful time of the week when we take a look back at a few of the communities accomplishments. The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to Jolie Lee and her postRead… Read more »