Management

It's Time to End the 'Manel' Tradition of All-Male Speaking Panels

"It is not enough to give lip service to equality; leaders must demonstrate their commitment through their actions," says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

Management

What is Fair Pay for Federal Employees?

Officials plan to do something they've never done before—develop a market analysis comparing the total compensation for federal jobs with their non-federal counterparts.

Management

Going to the Moon: Reflections on a Government Success Story 50 Years Later

“The real heroes of Project Apollo were public servants,” says historian Douglas Brinkley.

Management

Does Hitting The Snooze Button Really Help You Feel Better?

You are tired. Would nine more minutes really hurt? Is hitting the snooze button a good idea? Should you just get out of bed? Or is snoozing a sign of a more serious medical issue?

Management

Happiness Doesn’t Follow Success: It’s The Other Way Round

Success won’t make you happy – but happiness will improve your job.

Management

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.

Management

Women Take a Hit For Reporting Sexual Harassment, But #MeToo May Be Changing That

By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.

Management

One State's Proven Strategy for Civil Service Reform

Under the leadership of former Gov. Haslam, Tennessee succeeded in shifting to outcomes-based management.

Management

Just 16 Minutes Of Sleep Loss Can Harm Work Concentration The Next Day

The health dangers of not getting enough restorative sleep have been documented for some time. Now, studies are suggesting that sleep loss is not only bad for your health but also for your job.

Management

In The U.S., We Still Sit Way Too Much

"In almost none of the groups we analyzed are the numbers going in the right direction."

Management

How to Give Employees Effective Feedback

Managers often create more problems than they solve when discussing performance with staff.

Management

Why Engagement Matters and How to Improve It

The results of past employee viewpoint surveys haven’t been very useful to most frontline managers trying to address challenges specific to their organizations.

Management

Mission Matters: Why Your Agency Brand is Key to Recruiting Top Talent

Government employees tackle some of society’s most critical problems, and a job that makes a difference and impacts lives can be incredibly attractive, particularly among younger talent.

Management

Federal Foresight Community of Interest Turns Five

An intrepid band of analysts from across the federal government is working hard to identify the long-term challenges that should concern today’s decision makers.

Management

To Change How You Feel, Put On a Smile

Changing your facial expression can alter the emotions you feel, according to 50 years of data.