In short, yes!
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.]
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.”
Great article on the challenge of supporting struggling communities and families with available, low-cost technology. Solutions need to start with trust and education before technology is useful.
Totally agree… “education investment strategy should be the cornerstone for a Democratic budget blueprint at the federal, state and local levels.”
Great article for my friends who love linguistics.
“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.”