Marc Plooster

About Marc Plooster

Marc Plooster is an Accountant for the County of Ottawa, MI. Prior to joining Ottawa County, he worked for the City of Grand Rapids, MI in multiple roles including as a John H. Logie Fellow. Marc was the Grand Valley State University 2014 Most outstanding Public and Nonprofit Administration Student and earned a double major in political science. Currently Marc is a graduate student at Grand Valley State University and expects to earn his Master of Science in Accounting in December 2017.

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Successful Survey Strategies in Government

Successful Survey Strategies in Government

Last November, the government I am employed by requested employees take the organization’s anonymous biannual survey. As with any organization-wide, multiple question survey, the results are at times underwhelming because of the central limit theorem, but the trends are none-the-less interesting.

Rejecting Complacency

Rejecting Complacency

A couple months back I listened to a TED Talk by Jon Bowers titled, “We should aim for perfection – and stop fearing failure”. I could not help but consider the relationship between ideas on perfection and failure to the recent trend of near daily stories of sexual harassment and impropriety of men in positions of power.

Workplace Culture

Workplace Culture

There is something important to consider when selecting a job, key to remaining happy in a job, and part of many decisions to stay or leave a job. I am, of course, talking about workplace culture.

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits

A Brief History of Fringe Benefits MARC PLOOSTER Marc Plooster is an Accountant for the County of Ottawa, MI. Prior to joining Ottawa County, he worked for the City of Grand Rapids, MI in multiple roles including as a John H. Logie Fellow. Let’s talk about fringe...
Career Inertia

Career Inertia

As stated in Newton’s first law of motion: an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a net force. If a career, a noun, can be connected to an object, also a noun, a career that is either stopped or stalled...
Politics Is Local and National

Politics Is Local and National

Despite being fatigued from the recent conclusion of the 2016 general elections that have dominated news for more than a year, we need to not forget about the impact of the most recent elections on the future. No, I am not talking about the hundreds of future PhDs...
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