Government Executive - Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/management/News and analysis about running federal operationsen-usTue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400The Way HR Works Needs to Changehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/way-hr-works-needs-change/94205/Human resource offices need to deal with big data better.Jayson Saba, QuartzTue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/way-hr-works-needs-change/94205/Management - Promising PracticesBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comGuess Where the Government Ranks in Customer Satisfaction?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/guess-where-government-ranks-customer-satisfaction/94211/Agencies could better serve citizens and businesses by streamlining websites.Lara ShaneTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:21:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/guess-where-government-ranks-customer-satisfaction/94211/Management - Promising PracticesMonakhova Irina/ShutterstockPatent Office Confirms Concerns Over Telework Fraudhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/patent-office-confirms-concerns-over-telework-fraud/94142/Agency chiefs says new policies were implemented to curb abuse.Charles S. ClarkMon, 15 Sep 2014 17:12:04 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/patent-office-confirms-concerns-over-telework-fraud/94142/ManagementAlex Brandon/AP file photoAgencies Are Increasingly Dismissing Discrimination Claims for the Wrong Reasonshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/agencies-are-increasingly-dismissing-discrimination-claims-incorrectly/94118/EEOC is reversing nearly half of dismissals; USPS and Army among the worst offenders.Eric KatzMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:13:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/agencies-are-increasingly-dismissing-discrimination-claims-incorrectly/94118/ManagementLightspring/Shutterstock.com​Without Users, Performance Measurement Is Uselesshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/without-users-performance-measurement-useless/94097/Getting meaningful metrics to the right people drives improvements.Shelley H. MetzenbaumMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/without-users-performance-measurement-useless/94097/Management - Promising Practiceseurobanks/Shutterstock.comThe Ultimate Office Perk: Not Having an Officehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/ultimate-office-perk-not-having-office/94064/The makers of WordPress learned the secret to employee happiness years ago.Aimee Groth, QuartzMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/ultimate-office-perk-not-having-office/94064/Management - Promising PracticesNonwarit/Shutterstock.comBernie Sanders May Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/bernie-sanders-may-challenge-hillary-clinton-2016/94082/Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's considering running for president in 2016. But will he do it as an independent or as a Democrat?Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/bernie-sanders-may-challenge-hillary-clinton-2016/94082/ManagementFlickr user sdmcWant to Be Happier? Try Walking Even Part of the Way to Workhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/want-be-happier-try-walking-even-part-way-work/94070/New research concludes that an active commute may be as important to well-being as marriage or a pay raise.Sam Sturgis, CityLabMon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/want-be-happier-try-walking-even-part-way-work/94070/Management - Promising Practicespixinoo/Shutterstock.comThe NFL Shows That Culture Change (or Lack of It) Starts at the Tophttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/09/nfl-shows-culture-change-or-lack-it-starts-top/93980/There has to be alignment between what you’re asking people to do and what you do.Scott EblinMon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/09/nfl-shows-culture-change-or-lack-it-starts-top/93980/Management - Executive CoachDavid Lee/Shutterstock.comMitt Romney's Friends Keep Pushing Him to Run for Presidenthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/mitt-romneys-friends-keep-pushing-him-run-president/94004/Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward.Arit John, The WireSat, 13 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/mitt-romneys-friends-keep-pushing-him-run-president/94004/ManagementMaria Dryfhout / Shutterstock.com file photoThe Upside of Pessimismhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/upside-pessimism/94019/The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.Olga Khazan, The AtlanticFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:48:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/upside-pessimism/94019/Management - Promising PracticesPressmaster/Shutterstock.comWhy Every Executive Needs to Be Both a Hedgehog and a Foxhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/why-every-executive-needs-be-both-hedgehog-and-fox/93965/It’s critical to focus on the details and the big picture.Robert D. Behn, John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/why-every-executive-needs-be-both-hedgehog-and-fox/93965/Management - Promising PracticesChepko Danil Vitalevich/Shutterstock.comThe Complete Guide to Being on Timehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/complete-guide-being-time/93953/Don't overload your schedule and make better use of your time.Jeanne Kim, QuartzFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/complete-guide-being-time/93953/Management - Promising PracticesOllyy/Shutterstock.com3 Ways to Keep Stress From Poisoning Your Work Environmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/3-ways-keep-stress-poisoning-your-work-environment/93935/Don’t lead your team to the breaking point., Corner AllianceFri, 12 Sep 2014 09:52:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/3-ways-keep-stress-poisoning-your-work-environment/93935/Management - Promising PracticespzAxe/Shutterstock.comWill Congress Save the U.S. Postal Service? http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/will-congress-save-us-postal-service/93833/A behind-the-scenes look at lawmakers’ inability to move forward on a desperately-needed overhaul.Eric KatzFri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/will-congress-save-us-postal-service/93833/ManagementBen Margot/AP file photoThey Crossed the Border as Unaccompanied Minors to Reunite With Their Momhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/they-crossed-border-unaccompanied-minors-reunite-their-mom/93893/"I was very, very scared. I came with people I didn't know."Reena Flores and Alexia Campbell, National JournalThu, 11 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/they-crossed-border-unaccompanied-minors-reunite-their-mom/93893/ManagementReena Flores/National JournalHomeland Security Outfits Homes for Ariz. Employees With Fancy Countertops, Walk-in Pantries http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/homeland-security-outfits-homes-ariz-employees-fancy-countertops-walk-pantries/93875/Customs and border agency paid a premium for land and unnecessary amenities, watchdog says.Kellie LunneyThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:14:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/homeland-security-outfits-homes-ariz-employees-fancy-countertops-walk-pantries/93875/ManagementNonessential amenities in the homes in Ajo, Arizona, included stainless steel appliances, the IG found. Elena Elisseeva/Shutterstock.comVeterans and the Environment Are Winners in Latest Agency Management Efforts http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/veterans-and-environment-are-winners-latest-agency-management-efforts/93839/OMB director touts progress toward agency performance goals.Charles S. ClarkThu, 11 Sep 2014 14:12:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/veterans-and-environment-are-winners-latest-agency-management-efforts/93839/ManagementThe Interior Department has expanded permits for renewable energy development, as part of agency performance goals. majeczka / Shutterstock.comNetworking Can Make People Feel Physically Dirtyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/networking-can-make-people-feel-physically-dirty/93791/Research shows schmoozing for career growth can make your skin crawl—literally. It doesn't have to be that way.Laura Bliss, CityLabThu, 11 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/networking-can-make-people-feel-physically-dirty/93791/Management - Promising Practices Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comFormer FBI Director Will Review NFL's Handling of Ray Rice Incidenthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/former-fbi-director-will-review-nfls-handling-ray-rice-incident/93806/The investigation will be independent, overseen by two owners not directly involved in the Rice incident.Polly Mosendz, The WireThu, 11 Sep 2014 10:11:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/former-fbi-director-will-review-nfls-handling-ray-rice-incident/93806/ManagementCharles Dharapak/APCutting Red Tape: It's Time to Sweat the Small Stuffhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/cutting-red-tape-its-time-sweat-small-stuff/93788/Large program waste is easy to see, but don't overlook the daily complexities.Steve GoodrichThu, 11 Sep 2014 09:30:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/cutting-red-tape-its-time-sweat-small-stuff/93788/Management - Promising PracticesPicsfive/Shutterstock.comThe Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekendhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/complete-guide-having-productive-weekend/93362/Rest up and stay away from monotony are just two of the tips.Jeanne Kim, QuartzThu, 11 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/complete-guide-having-productive-weekend/93362/Management - Promising PracticesNaps are a good way to enhance performance and restore alertness, according to the National Sleep Foundation. lightwavemedia/Shutterstock.comObamacare Hasn’t Driven Up Employers' Health Care Premiumshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/obamacare-hasnt-driven-employers-health-care-premiums/93743/Employer-based health care coverage is seeing modest price increases.Sam Baker, National JournalWed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/obamacare-hasnt-driven-employers-health-care-premiums/93743/ManagementA sign advertising the administration's health care marketplace is shown in Chicago in 2013. HHS Henry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton Continue Crushing on Each Otherhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/henry-kissinger-and-hillary-clinton-continue-crushing-each-other/93659/Kissinger said Clinton ran the State Department more effectively than he did.David Ludwig, The WireWed, 10 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/09/henry-kissinger-and-hillary-clinton-continue-crushing-each-other/93659/ManagementHenry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton speak during an interview with Charlie Rose in 2011.Alex Brandon/AP file photo8 a.m. Is the Most Anxious Hourhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/8-m-most-anxious-hour/93662/Crisis Text Line's data troves reveal the times of day and days of the week when we feel bullied, depressed, or alone.Olga Khazan, The AtlanticWed, 10 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/8-m-most-anxious-hour/93662/Management - Promising Practiceshikrcn/Shutterstock.com