Identifying Best Practices in Workforce Management | PA TIMES Online

Aside from consultants promoting employee engagement studies, there has been virtually no interest in identifying the practices that are most effective in managing government’s workforce. At the same time, independent surveys have highlighted workforce problems as the No. 1 management challenge.

[Don’t miss this link, too.  http://worldmanagementsurvey.org/ ed.]

Source: Identifying Best Practices in Workforce Management | PA TIMES Online

Beyond Ethics: Honor and Public Service | PA TIMES Online

Ethics standards and laws proscribe certain behaviors but say little about how an ideal public servant ought to behave. Demanding public servants be ethical is not enough.

“All public servants must constantly learn, but responsible citizenship means gaining a deeper understanding of the Constitution and regime values. Failing in one’s job as a program administrator may lead to a loss of power and perks, but failing as a responsible citizen is shameful, the antithesis of the honor we must restore to public service.”

Source: Beyond Ethics: Honor and Public Service | PA TIMES Online

Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

“Affirming differences within and amongst individuals and not assuming that everyone is like me is at the core of cultural competence. As individuals, we each have our own set of experiences, cultures, and ways of seeing. Without an affirmation of these differences, public institutions and the individuals that manage within them serve injustice.”

Source: Steps Toward Creating an Inclusive Environment – Part II

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