One thing I have observed (and learned through personal experience) is that a key component for having a relatively successful holiday celebration is to (ahead of time, and repeatedly) communicate clearly to staff about what they should expect (and not expect, if this year is different from prior years). Unmet expectations are the source of… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Holidays
As another year comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate the top successes achieved by U.S. government agencies in 2016.
For many, the end of the year holiday season is a great time for celebration, delicious food and family gatherings. But for others it’s a time wrought with stress, worry, anger and sadness.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year when you think about holiday gifts that will make your favorite coworkers feel appreciated—and then draw a complete blank on the perfect gift to give them. Giving gifts to government colleagues isn’t as straightforward as what to buy Aunt Mabel (a scarf). At the federal level, strict rules govern gifts… Read more »
If you have Summer Fridays on your calendar, what can you do to make the most of these special days?
Workplace strategies for surviving – and thriving despite – holiday stress begin long before the first gift is wrapped or the first candle is lit. Here’s how.
As another year comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate the top successes achieved by U.S. government agencies in 2015. Agencies have exceeded goals, supported civil rights, created new opportunities for individuals, protected people’s wellness, and broadened our view of the universe. Rather than dwell on downers or let politics foul the mood, let’s… Read more »
We’ve made a list and checked it twice. Are you ready to find out which U.S. government agencies belong on Santa’s naughty and nice lists for 2015? Grab a glass of eggnog and get ready to toast government’s highs and lows. Naughty Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Earlier this year, hackers nabbed the records of an estimated 22 million… Read more »
It’s a rough time of year work-wise. Thanksgiving is over, the winter holidays are on the horizon, and you’re stuck in the office, probably dreaming about turkeys and gifts and time spent with family and friends. There is just that pesky job standing between you and another long weekend. To help you face the next… Read more »
The holidays are a natural time to look back on the year and take stock of everything you have to be grateful for – and hopefully one of those things is a group of awesome coworkers who support you at your job! If so, take the time to show them just how much you appreciate… Read more »