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Clement Christensen

Clement Christensen is a research analyst at the Government Business Council. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Anthropology from the George Washington University.
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Nominations Needed: Who Innovates in Your Organization?

April 5, 2013 It seems the more Congress loiters, lingers, and lags on a budget solution, the more the onus falls on federal managers to come up with creative, innovative ideas to keep government humming along. But as many of us, this writer included, are all too aware, the font of creativity is ...

4 Quick, Easy and Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now

March 29, 2013 If you could switch jobs with anyone in your organization for a day, who would it be and why? I recently posed this question to a colleague and without a moment’s pause, he immediately responded that he would switch places with our beloved common room hostess. He joked he would ...

Analysis: For How Long Can Feds ‘Do More With Less’?

March 28, 2013 The “do more with less” mantra is nothing new to government employees. While there is often a cry for less government, the truth is that most Americans want government that costs less, not government that does less. So government employees have now gone over two years without pay increases and ...

The Three Best Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged

March 27, 2013 I think we can admit that not all jobs are equally interesting. We’re constantly told to find jobs that we’re excited to wake up for each day, yet the reality is that someone has to do the jobs many find mundane. But what you may not realize is that your ...

4 Reasons Why Investing in Employee Engagement Matters

March 26, 2013 Since the start of the new millennium, we’ve been asked to “do more with less,” usually for less. And the patchwork is beginning to tear. Employers need new ways to encourage workers to improve productivity, especially in government. Enough ink has been spilt detailing the government’s long-term budget woes, so ...

What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement and Employee Satisfaction?

March 25, 2013 The term “employee engagement” has been around for some time. Executive coaches, consultants and HR managers have been telling us for years that employees must be more than satisfied (for, as with a filling Thanksgiving dinner, satisfaction rarely yields productivity). In addition to satisfaction, we’re told, we must strive to ...

Brace Yourselves, Sequestration is Coming

September 14, 2012 In George R.R. Martin’s fantasy classic and popular HBO series, A Game of Thrones, winters are described as lasting decades, sometimes a lifetime. Winter brings a host of terrors and the struggle to survive, but due to political squabbling, few of the characters concern themselves with preparing for the winter. ...