Government Executive - Promising Practices forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.en-usFri, 06 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500Why I Failed to Advocate for Women: Confessions of an Ignorant Man men don't go to bat for women because they're blind to gender bias.Adam Grant, The Wharton SchoolFri, 06 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500 - Promising Practicesthodonal88/Shutterstock.comSnow Days: When Government Resorts to Naming and Shaming a neon notice on the front door really convince citizens to shovel their walks?Robert D. Behn, John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentFri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesTrudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock.comAmericans are Less Productive and Better Compensated Than We Thought data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story.Melvin Backman, QuartzFri, 06 Mar 2015 10:02:33 -0500 - Promising PracticesRainer Plendl/Shutterstock.comStudy: The Gender Gap at Work Starts as Early as Age 15, teen boys get internships and job shadowing before they even leave school — girls get online research.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesIt starts in the teenage years.Minerva Studio/Shutterstock.comBuried in the Budget: Ways to Rev Up Performance agencies need to measure what works and change what doesn't.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesAlexandru Nika/Shutterstock.comIt's a Data Request, Not a Fire Drill to do when the boss needs an answer, now.Lindsey Backhaus, Corner AllianceWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:37:41 -0500 - Promising Practices3d brained/Shutterstock.comA Lesson for DHS: Engagement Happens at the Local Level managers, not agency leaders, set the tone.Steve Ander and Jessica MangskauWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesTSA screeners on the job at Denver International Airport.Arina P Habich/ShutterstockAre Organizations With Drug Tests Weeding Out Great Candidates? than half of Americans report that they have tried marijuana. What does this mean for zero-tolerance workplaces like the FBI?Bourree Lam, The AtlanticWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:21:38 -0500 - Promising PracticesAtomazul/Shutterstock.comIQs Are Higher Because We’re Better at Taking Tests scores are increasing, but that doesn't mean people are becoming more intelligent.Sonali Kohli, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesPakawat Suwannaket/Shutterstock.comStudy: Three to Five Cups of Coffee a Day is Good For the Arteries lovers had the clearest arteries.Cassie Werber, QuartzTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:35:00 -0500 - Promising Practicesaboikis/Shutterstock.comWhat Animals Teach Us About Measuring Intelligence power is not comparative and problems arise whenever we attempt to quantify it.Philip Sopher, The AtlanticMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesMarcos Mesa Sam Wordley/Shutterstock.comBad Weather: Better for Work, Terrible for Everything Else is the winter of our productivity.Bourree Lam, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:03:46 -0500 - Promising PracticesAndrew F. Kazmierski / file photoStressed? It’s Not How Much You Do, It’s How You Do It anxiety, especially in high-pressure situations, can be a drain on the body’s resources.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:05 -0500 - Promising PracticesKieferPix/Shutterstock.comEven the Best Cover Letter Isn’t As Good As a Two Minute Conversation's harder to ignore the phone than written correspondence.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesGajus/Shutterstock.comThe Five Paradoxes of Continuous Improvement approaches to innovation can actually kill creativity.Joakim AhlströmThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 - Promising Practicespatpitchaya/Shutterstock.comWhy the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.Gillian B. White, The AtlanticWed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesJosh randall/Shutterstock.comHow Not to Kill Employee Engagement death by brownbag and other well-intentioned morale busters.Gleason Rowe, Corner AllianceWed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 - Promising Practices186PIX/Shutterstock.comThe Architectural Theory That’s Killing Personal Space at Work space at work can help spark creativity, but it has a cost.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0500 - Promising Practicespcruciatti / Shutterstock.comThe Salary Increase You Can Expect From a Graduate Degree, By Major graphical guide to the returns on extra schooling.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesZholobov Vadim/Shutterstock.comHow Diverse Should Your Team Be? data point to a sweet spot in balancing diversity and similarity of skills.Hillary RosnerTue, 24 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesValentin Valkov/Shutterstock.com5 Ways to Make Your Management Consultants More Effective you seek outside advice, the worst thing you can do is not listen.Steve GoodrichMon, 23 Feb 2015 13:53:25 -0500 - Promising PracticesIsmagilov/Shutterstock.comLove Coffee? You Should Probably Be Drinking Even More caffeine addicts will be glad to hear the results of this new study., QuartzMon, 23 Feb 2015 10:33:47 -0500 - Promising PracticesKichigin/Shutterstock.comWhy Good Managers Sometimes Make Bad Crisis Leaders problem-solving is better left to day-to-day operations.Lucien G. CantonFri, 20 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesMr Doomits/Shutterstock.comEscaping Groundhog Day: 5 Tips for Innovation to break down the barriers to new ideas in your organization.Chelsea MatzenThu, 19 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesPunxsutawney Phil, held by Ben Hughes in 2010, is famous for predicting more of the same.Gene J. Puskar/AP file photoAmerican Millennials Are Behind Most of Their Counterparts in Some Basic Skills shows that U.S. millennials might benefit from some extra math classes.Sonali Kohli, QuartzWed, 18 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500 - Promising PracticesAmericans should study harder for their math tests. Timothy Boomer/