Posts Tagged: resources

Leveraging Employee Strengths for a Productive, Passionate Workforce

Ever had a boss ask you to perform a task that was totally out of your area of expertise? Trying to work outside one’s comfort zone can bring up anxiety for even the most seasoned professional. But if leaders prioritize building up their employees’ strengths, they can improve morale and efficiency. According to a GallupRead… Read more »

The Telework Cost Benefit Argument – It’s Reduced Stress; No It’s Decreased Cost

Even before our most recent March snow day, the savings to the Federal government for employees who continue to work while at home has topped $32 million, based on a study conducted by the Global Workplace Analytics and Telework Research Network and quoted in the March 3th edition of Wired Workplace. The weather this winterRead… Read more »

Why Your Organization Should Understand Resource Dependency Theory

Scarcity of resources. It is a problem that individuals and organizations attempt to solve on an economic, political, and social level on a regular basis. Contentment with wealth, power, or influence can be elusive yet motivating if managed properly. For the public sector, it is typically management of scarce resources that can enhance or hinderRead… Read more »

Practice Quieting the Mind

Practice Quieting the Mind Thoughts come and go; they are the language of the brain. Thoughts are the conversations we have with ourselves; they are so prevalent we often don’t even realize we’re doing it. Sometimes in fact, we do it so much our thoughts become overwhelming. Do you enjoy inner peace or are youRead… Read more »

The Flexibility Test: Does Your Organization Have a Flexibility Culture?

The principal difference between the 21st century workplace and the 20th century (19th century?) work culture in which so many of us live is flexibility. While some organizations have made a commitment to an outcomes-based approach to meeting mission objectives, others are still stuck in a compliance culture that values by-the-book processes and policies overRead… Read more »

Workplace Mobility: The Rise of the Third Space

If you are committed to exploring options for workplace mobility, then you should check out an organization called New Ways of Working (NewWOW). This organization, a consortium that focuses on alternative workplace solutions, has just released a benchmarking study based on data from July 2013 that sheds light on what is happening in the privateRead… Read more »

Back to the Office: The Value of Place and the Office Family

It’s time for those of us who promote a mobile work concept that seeks to get people out of the office to celebrate what happens when they are in the office. We have seen the articles quoting Federal workers on how happy they are to be back at work after the shutdown. And many ofRead… Read more »

GSA: 32% of Data Centers Shuttered During FY 2013

The General Services Administration has moved to close 37 data centers and consolidate information technology systems as part of agency efforts to reduce its footprint and costs. GSA shut 32 percent of its non-core data centers in fiscal year 2013 as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative aimed at cutting real estate costsRead… Read more »