I just wanted to throw this article out into the blogosphere, “Money’s Nice, but a Good Boss Is Better:”
When it comes to sizing up the quality of their workplaces, federal workers value strong leadership and straight answers from their bosses more than even pay and benefits, according to a new comprehensive study of the federal workforce…
What separates these agencies in the minds of their employees is often the senior leadership, how well or poorly it shares information with subordinates, and the training and opportunities it provides workers, according to the study of federal survey results by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan group devoted to improving public service.
“The challenge is for government managers to do a better job of communicating,” said John Palguta, vice president for policy for the group. “Communicate, communicate, communicate. It’s like real estate.”
I know it’s only a survey of federal workers, but it’s a subject that me and my friends discuss ad nausem, so I thought it was interesting enough to share.