Motivating Government Employees In A Time Of Cutbacks and Layoffs
While there are some pockets of economic stability and growth for some very few government, they are few and far between. Almost all governments are facing TWO related problems.
The first is how to stay solvent, and what services (and staff) to cut. I can't help you with that because the roots of that problem are complex and deep.
The second problem is how to motivate staff in a climate of fear, instability, lack of tangible rewards, and incredible change. That I can help with.
Integrating both my academic and experience in Psychology, I can bring to your managers a positive message, and one that is both practical and credible.
That it IS possible to provide a climate that counters all the negative and demotivating factors in today's government workplace, and that it requires no additional investment of dollars.
While it may not be possible to have levels of motivation that would be at the leves one might see in good times, it's possible to have a tremendous impact on government staff.
Possible Included Elements
While you (my client) and I will collaborate on what slant and content to include here are some of the possibilities.
- The Most Powerful Motivational Components In The Workplace: Meaningful work, and "making a difference.
- The Manager/Leader As Motivational Climate Setter
- The Power of Management Openness In An Environment When Not Everything Can Be Said
- Leading Those That Remain After Downsizing
- Handling The Demotivational Effects of Uncertainty (or the Hanging Axe Syndrome)
Note 1: For those interested in more of a hands-on and detailed handling of these issues, I can transform this topic into a three hour intensive training seminar.
Note 2: Each of these sub-topics can also be made a complete presentation/keynote on its own. Again, I work with you to create something specifically for YOUR audience.