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'Trust element' critical in employee-manager relations, workplace innovation

Paul Rowson, the managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a far-reaching conversation about the federal workforce. Rowson discussed SES changes, morale and the value proposition of federal employment. When federal employees feel they're singled out for sacrifices that affects how they value their jobs, Rowson said.

Tags: management , workforce , Paul Rowson , In Depth , Francis Rose , Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:45pm EST
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Movin' on up: Tips for making the jump from GS to SES

Many of the federal government's top managers in the Senior Executive Service are preparing to retire, which means openings in the SES ranks. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss tips for making the switch.

Tags: workforce , management , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , In Depth , Francis Rose , SES

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:45pm EST
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Six months into field-office restructure, Census shares best practices

Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency's restructuring effort is progressing.

Tags: budget , management , Thomas Mesenbourg , In Depth , Francis Rose , Census

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Wiki allows agency mobile-app developers to share best practices

Gwynne Kostin, the director of mobile in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, said there has been a definite "uptick" of interest of late by agency tech leaders into developing mobile apps that make sense for their agencies. The Mobile Gov Wiki allows agency app developers to share best practices.

Tags: GSA , Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies , Gwynne Kostin , In Depth , mobile , mobile apps , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:34pm EST
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Motivation in the workplace - it takes two to tango

Improving morale in the workplace isn't just a function of good management, it relies heavily on the employees as well, according to Paul Rowson, managing principal of Totally Engaged Workforce Solutions. Rowson wrote the column as part of Federal News Radio's special report, Managing Morale.

Tags: Paul Rowson , Managing Morale , workforce , morale ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 02:08am EST
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Report: 'Disruptive innovation' key to doing more for less

Doing "more with less," is a catchphrase that has spread throughout the federal government, as agency budgets constrict. But critics contend that's all it is a catchy slogan that has no basis in reality. Bill Eggers, global director of Deloitte Research's public-sector division, said it's possible to do more for less, but it requires new innovative ways of doing business not just budget cutting.

Tags: management , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 08:53pm EST
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Culture change necessary for successful federal reorganization?

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about restructuring federal agencies. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony and the prospects for an agency consolidation.

Tags: management , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform , Dan Blair , National Academy of Public Administration , Francis Rose , Darrell Issa

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:47pm EST
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Rank-and-file feds often source of cost-savings ideas

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss simple, new cost-saving ideas.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , management , budget , Steve Kelman

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 08:09pm EST
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How the military gets motivation right

In her 26-years of government service, Robin Wink served in both the military and the civil service. Wink says there's a lot civilian agencies can learn about motivating their workforces from those in uniform.

Tags: Managing Morale , morale , motivation , military , DoD , civilian agencies , Robin Wink ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:01am EST
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What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , industry , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , Commerce , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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