With the unbelievable number of stakeholders; the complex interactions between federal, state, and local governments; and today’s harsh political climate; succeeding in the public sector will require extraordinary levels of collaboration and teamwork.
Weak economic conditions are putting tremendous strain on all levels of government. The political atmosphere is becoming increasingly hostile towards public sector employees. Agencies are struggling to maintain services in spite of shrinking tax revenues. As U.S. demographics shift, resulting in more seniors and fewer workers to provide the financial support, the pressure on government to perform can only increase.
Solving problems of this magnitude will require tremendous innovation and engagement by government employees at every level. Building an environment where employees renew their desire to improve the way things work is what we are all about.
What government workers are saying
- Nobody listens to our ideas and concerns.
- Nothing ever changes.
- Coworkers aren’t trying and our manager isn’t doing anything about it.
- Political leaders are creating chaos by making uninformed policy decisions.
- I’m tired of hearing people say we make too much and work too little.
- People are afraid to say what’s on their minds.
- Managers treat us unfairly and have clear favorites.
- I’m only X years from retirement, and am counting down the days.
Somebody has to change these opinions. Want to give it a try?
6 ways we can help you reconnect employees with the mission
Often leaders recognize employees that are angry, bored, or otherwise disengaged. What they don’t know is why. Using tools such as surveys, interviews, and focus groups; we can help identify the root problems.
2. Problem solving sessions
Problems that have been created by a group usually need to be resolved by the group. This means pulling people together, talking through the issues, and reaching consensus on what needs to be done about them. These can be emotional meetings that are made easier with a facilitator.
3. Skill building
Most of us haven’t been formally taught a process for resolving conflict, how to deliver tough feedback, or how to actively listen. When a critical skill set is missing; we can provide workshops, webinars, coaching, and other learning experiences to help your team members grow.
4. Team-building events
When you are thinking about getting your group away from the office for a while, it’s important that these off-site retreats have a clear purpose and meaningful agenda. We can help you plan and lead a customized experience for your team.
5. Advice and coaching
Sometimes a leader needs someone to bounce ideas past. If you want an invisible partner who can help you think about ways to help your team thrive, we are happy to play that role for you.
You want ideas and feedback from your team in a meeting setting, but they don’t seem willing to provide it. This might be because of you are attempting to lead the team and the meeting. Let us facilitate the meeting, allowing you to fully participate. It almost always creates more open conversations.