Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

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Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Posted on July 9th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

Working in the cubicle farm of an office means that you are going to have to spend 40 hours a week (or more!) in close proximity with the same group of people, all of whom come from different backgrounds and who have different belief systems. By their very nature, cubicles just aren’t very private. If … Read More »

Don’t Let Bureaucracy Inhibit Inspiration

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Edmonds in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Do your organization’s systems, policies, and procedures inspire team members, help them perform well, and help them serve internal and external customers well? Or do those systems erode inspiration, consistent performance, and great service delivery?

Organizations need rules – and they need to demonstrate disciplined alignment to those rules. Rules can help ensure fairness and consistency … Read More »

Tackling Resource Allocation Issues in Local Government

Posted on October 22nd, by June Catalano in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Interview panels for higher-level public positions sometimes ask how you would establish priorities for resource allocation.  In order to answer this question, you will need to know more than just the textbook answer.

Most organizations have goals that provide guidance to managers in setting a work program and a short and longer term budget.  It sounds … Read More »

Managing in the Public Sector: Seven Steps for Stellar Success

Posted on June 2nd, by Devora Zack in About the Public Sector, education/training, Trends. No Comments

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Do you associate managing with more-is-less, I’m doomed, and it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it? Does thinking about all your managing duties make you queasy?

Take heart! And a Pepto-Bismol while you’re at it. All is not lost. With my modern approach to management, you can shine, even thrive, while delivering performance … Read More »

Avoiding the Serial Applicant Syndrome

Posted on February 2nd, by Lori Sassoon in About the Public Sector, Trends. 1 Comment

Step 1: Don’t apply for the job.
Step 2: Repeat, as needed.

Sometimes your job search can feel like a numbers game – the more applications you send in, the better the odds that you’ll land that dream position, right?  Well, what may have worked when you were in high school, looking for a summer job at … Read More »

Managing For People Who Hate Managing

Posted on February 1st, by Devora Zack in Career Advice, on the job. No Comments

Congratulations! You’re a manager in the public sector. You have been bestowed with the opportunity to manage others while simultaneously managing yourself. Overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted? Work life spiraling out of control?