Posts Tagged: virtual

Your Mobility Plan – Time to Re-Think Your Workday

We spend a lot of time talking about why the mobile workplace is important, how to create a mobile workplace, what technology to use, and how to overcome manager resistance. All of these topics are important, but I thought it might be worthwhile to consider how one person makes it work on a regular basis.Read… Read more »

Hybrid conference: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Greetings colleagues, I have had the pleasure of working with Julie Butler and ICMA for the past two years. Julie was charged with extending the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) annual meeting to a worldwide government professional virtual audience. Police and emergency services are struggling with lower tax revenues and reduced budgets, upsetting their traditionalRead… Read more »

Gov Meetings Go Virtual — Online certificate course on webinars, virtual meetings

Is your agency’s mission at risk because critical meetings and conferences are being cancelled or drastically reduced due to travel budget cuts and conference approval restrictions? Don’t give up on your important meetings and conferences. Take this 6-week Government Virtual Events Producer (GVEP) certificate program and you’ll quickly build the skills your agency needs toRead… Read more »

Tours of Duty: Matching Workplace Flexibility with Career Flexibility

Have you seen the interesting article in the June Harvard Business Review by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh called “Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact”? It gives us a new way to think about our careers – with an emphasis on increased flexibility. Instead of thinking of a career as a seriesRead… Read more »

TODAY 11am Eastern — Learn how to launch and grow virtual peer learning groups!

iCohere Education Series Webinar Thursday, August 8, 11:00am to Noon Eastern (TODAY!) Join Sue Brundege of Integrated Work Solutions and Lance Simon of iCohere in a webinar that explains how government agencies can create virtual “Peer Brain Trusts” to clarify strategies, build skills, and troubleshoot complex issues more quickly and efficiently than any one employeeRead… Read more »

Should Flexibility be a Reward for High Quality Performance?

There are a great many insights we can get on the Federal workforce by looking at the Best Places to Work survey conducted by Partnership for Public Service, but one struck me as particularly revealing. In looking at the data from the 2012 survey, we can see that only four in ten Federal employees believeRead… Read more »

Telework: Saving Dollars and Making Sense

A recent GAO report reviewed OPM’s 2012 annual report to Congress on the Federal government’s telework programs. While it acknowledges the progress that has been made in agency reporting on this issue, it also makes the interesting point that agencies have not yet focused on assessing the cost savings associated with telework programs. That’s aRead… Read more »