The Art of Asking Why?

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Alvarado in on the job. No Comments

It seems like a simple question – why?  We ask it every day.  But how often do we take the time to fully answer the question as a means to understand purpose?  Upon meeting someone new, we typically encounter the question, “What do you do?”  Most of us have a prepared, canned response to this … Read More »


A Passion for Meaningless Work?

Posted on May 9th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job. No Comments

Research tends to show that workers who are passionate about their jobs and consider their work meaningful are more productive than those who don’t. But there are limits to what leaders can do to create meaningful jobs that people can be passionate about, especially at the lower levels of organizations.

Think about how one might identify … Read More »


Your Front Line: An Untapped Power House of Improvement Potential

Posted on May 9th, by Dean Schroeder in on the job. No Comments

For the highway maintenance crews at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), fixing bent, twisted, or knocked down delineators was a difficult and dangerous task. Delineators are those U-shaped steel posts with reflectors on top that are spaced every 500 feet or so to designate the edge of highways. The stakes are critical in helping … Read More »


The 4 Cultures of Employee Retention in the Public Sector

Posted on May 9th, by Marnie Green in Management Articles. No Comments

The reality of today’s job market is that workers are expecting more from their employers and are not afraid to move on if their needs are not met by your organization.

How do great public agencies maintain low levels of turnover and high levels of employee satisfaction?  The answer is found in one word:  culture.

Organizations with … Read More »