Posts Tagged: Recognition

Return on Relationships

This article was originally published on the Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATIONIt is a common trap on many IT projects that team members are so focused on ensuring project “success” (typically defined as on-time and on-budget delivery) that team members forget the critical importance of developing and maintaining effective relationships. Ironically, forgoing the relationship building elementsRead… Read more »

Disincentives to collaborate? The Government of Canada Employee Innovation Program

Last week the Government of Canada announced a new program intended to promote innovation in the workplace. Generally speaking, any effort to drive innovation should be applauded- however, the role of incentives in promoting innovation and motivating individuals to participate is an elaborate issue. Strategies and tactics should be approached with caution, with creativity, andRead… Read more »

Research, case studies sought on transparency issues

I earlier posted a list of fundamental questions and dilemmas (which I recently updated) to the GovLoop forum: http://www.praxagora.com/andyo/professional/government_participation_question.html Update: I put the questions on the GovLoop wiki under the name “Questions concerning government participation.” I’ve been asked to flesh this out with research and case studies. Can members of this network suggest things toRead… Read more »

Inspiration to Give Back

As you were probably aware, last week was Public Service Recognition Week. My agency here in Arizona decided to award individuals who give back to their community, and the environment. What interesting organizations they are busy volunteering their time with! One of our employees spends their off-work time volunteering as a literacy volunteer, and trainsRead… Read more »

PSRW-Thursday’s Words

Through my years in government, I have been privileged to know and work with extraordinary men and women…Day in and day out, in a variety of settings and at every level of government, these quiet heroes work to give their fellow citizens the tools and opportunities to make the most of their lives. -President BillRead… Read more »

PSRW – Wednesday’s Quote

Employees who use imagination, initiative and bold vision will be able to benefit in ways that they could never do before. Those who believe in government the most and who dedicate their careers to lives of public service have the greatest stake in making it work. -President Jimmy Carter

PSRW Quote for the day

Any free government certainly needs a vast corps of well-trained, dedicated, intelligent, long service people who can take care of all the intricate jobs of operating the many and manifold activates that governments these days are compelled to carry on. – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

A Week to Recognize All Government Workers

Familiar with it? You know, the time set aside each year to honor the men and women who serve the US as federal, state and local government employees. I’m talking about Public Service Recognition Week which is celebrated the first Monday through Sunday in May. If you’re not so familiar with it, Public Service RecognitionRead… Read more »