The slow growth of public sector work conducted from home reflects just how complex accompanying considerations are, and how significant a change it represents to the customary in-office paradigm.
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The Covid-19 public health crisis produced a devastating cascade of adverse effects on virtually all aspects of American life, most notably the national economy
The extent and destructive power of Covid-19 will also bring profound changes in how government operates at all levels from policy formulation and regulatory enforcement, to financing and service delivery.
Few if any organizations, private or public, are prepared to respond to the depth, severity, and magnitude of the changes this onslaught is having, and will have, on staffing and workplace operations in the future.
Whether heads of families, corporations or government agencies, it is incumbent upon each of us to evaluate how we can do better—both now and in the future—to prepare for and cope with both small- and large-scale emergencies.
The typical response to crises is often described as “managed chaos”. This is particularly true when the onset is sudden, the affect is broad, and the duration lingers.
When Inglewood dubbed itself “The City of Champions” the proclamation produced enormous civic pride and instilled a great deal of inspiration throughout the community. Few mottos have the power to touch the hearts and souls of those tied to a City as much as one that speaks directly to the human spirit. A human spirit that combines character with grit and determination to succeed at a championship level, regardless of the endeavor.
Establishing trust requires elements of organization, honesty, integrity, openness, and sound policymaking and implementation. Building confidence requires “response-ability”, competence, commitment, and reliability.