You can turn a soul-crushing performance appraisal into an opportunity to engage your staff. Make it an interactive conversation that energizes both you and your employee. My team and I have used the following format for performance feedback for over a decade. We use it for both glowing appraisals and tough reviews
Posts Tagged: morale
Here are three types of demoralizing workplaces, and what you can do to survive.
Good employees are valuable. Some would argue invaluable. No matter your stance, team members require an investment and like any good investment it needs to be nurtured and encouraged.
Are your government employees tired, lacking motivation, or just simply needing a little of bit of pep to help them overcome some pessimistic attitudes at the workplace? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 3 tips to help boost employee morale that can be implemented no matter your position, agency, or department.
In case you missed it, President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget of the U.S. Government recommends a scant 1.3 percent pay raise for the federal workforce next fiscal year. Well, as the old saying goes, something is better than nothing. However, when it comes to issues of fair pay, it appears that many feds are onceRead… Read more »
We all know them – the long (or short) term career bureaucrat, counting down the days (months, decades) to retirement, seething in negativity and boredom. These employees contribute to poor public perception, engage in bristly customer service and their negativity can bring others down with them, creating a toxic work environment. Here are some tipsRead… Read more »
Earlier this month, the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings were released by the Partnership for Public Service, based on data from OPM’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. NASA was rated the best large agency to work for, FDIC was chosen as the best mid-sized agency, and the Surface Transportation board comesRead… Read more »
Maybe your leader isn’t doing everything you want. For you. For the team. It can be frustrating. You ask for so little, but you’re just not getting it. What to do? How about model the behaviour you’d like to see from your leader. Here’s a few things you can do that may result in a good outcomeRead… Read more »
In March, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the causes of federal employees’ low morale. The last few years have been challenging for federal employees and leadership. With a three-year freeze on basic federal pay rates, multiple government shutdowns, and unpaid furlough daysRead… Read more »
It’s not rocket science. When we feel like our work is appreciated, we work harder and give our best – but when we feel like no one notices our efforts, we start not to care too much about our jobs. As a manager, you have a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of this basic humanRead… Read more »