Posts Tagged: Group

6 Reasons Employee Evaluations Fail

Ready for your performance evaluation? Nothing stirs up the stomach like knowing it’s time to find out how you measure up at work. In some organizations, 360 degree evaluations are popular, while many of us receive monthly, quarterly, or yearly evaluations directly from our supervisors. Then there are those impromptu, informal evaluations where a supervisor,… Read more »

ZAI Wins NASA Goddard Info, Library Services Subcontract

Fairfax, Va.-based Zimmerman Associates has won a subcontract to help manage the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s information library. Cadence Group Associates is the prime contractor for the program, ZAI said. “This win allows us to continue with the specialized library support we have been providing to NASA GSFC since 2001,” said ZAI Chief Information… Read more »

NASA Wants Private Sector R&D Partnerships for Space Missions

NASA is looking for partners in the commercial sector that can help the space agency research and develop technology to support its long-range missions. Mayur Ahuja, deputy director of engineering at Jacobs Engineering Group, will speak on behalf of NASA at an upcoming two-day forum to discuss the agency’s future projects, trade show organizer UBM… Read more »

On the Rocks: Best Icebreaker Questions for Meetings and Focus Groups

As a follow up to my post about Best Focus Groups Guides and Resources, here are some ideas about using icebreakers to get the session started on the right foot and not end up “on the rocks”: ABOUT USING ICEBREAKERS The Art of Icebreakers Excellent document about the use of icebreakers. FAST ICEBREAKER QUESTIONS The… Read more »

GovLoop Microlending Team on Kiva: 4 years of helping

Note: everything I discuss below is from me as a private individual, not representing anything connected to EPA, the federal government, or anyone else.) Have you heard of microfinancing? The basic idea is that by making very small loans to entrepreneurs (like $25) in developing areas, you help them help themselves and contribute to the… Read more »

Get Ahead of the Curve with Cloud based Collaboration

According to analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group, the enterprise cloud based file sharing revolution is being driven not by IT, but by end users – individuals who need to access and share data across laptops, smart phones and tablets whenever the need may arise. And, it’s these individuals who often subscribe to consumer-based file sharing… Read more »

Monday Morning News Kick Off: DOE Offers 3D Employee Training; GSA Wants to be “Government Savings Agent; and Cyber Chief Plans “Long Harley Ride”

Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedConnects blog. We hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible. Here’s all the actionable news you need to achieve these goals. Happy Monday! Department of Energy Offers Online Training to… Read more »

Sprint M2M to Boost Utility Industry Operations; Make Systems Smarter

Press Release Jan. 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EST Sprint M2M to Boost Utility Industry Operations; Make Systems Smarter Itron, Lanner, Power Insight and Silver Spring offer Sprint connectivity to utilities for automated monitoring and data collection http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sprint-m2m-to-boost-utility-industry-operations-make-systems-smarter-2012-01-19 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electric and water utilities are changing the way they… Read more »