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FCW : August 15, 2013
Tapping into the power of employee engagement Government leaders face signi - cant challenges in inspiring their employees to perform well despite harsh public criticism and without many of the nancial incentives available to their private-sector peers. Robert Lavigna s new book, "Engaging Government Employ- ees: Motivate and Inspire Your People to Achieve Superior Performance," offers a wealth of strategies for federal managers to tackle those challenges. Lavigna has more than 30 years experience leading work- force management organizations, including stints at both the Part- nership for Public Service and the Government Accountability Of ce. He is now assistant vice chancel- lor and director of human resourc- es at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In his book, Lavigna outlines the dilemma faced by government leaders. "Those who criticize gov- ernment, and the people who work in government, have lost sight of the critically important work of A new book by workforce expert and GAO veteran Robert Lavigna explores ways to better manage and motivate federal employees BY NATALIE LAURI Bookshelf In "Engaging Government Employ- ees, " Robert Lavigna acknowledges that agency leaders face challenges that do not often arise in the private sector, including all-too-frequent potshots that attack the legitimacy of public service: "First, foremost, and most harm- ful to employee engagement are attacks on government. Critics include politicians, the media, the public, and other organizations --- all of whom repeatedly characterize public ser- vants as overpaid and underworked bureaucrats. This almost constant drumbeat of criticism is disheartening to public servants and can be deadly to employee engagement.... "These attacks erode employees' pride in their agencies --- a strong element of engagement. It's hard to be proud of your work or organiza- tion and by extension yourself when your employer and your work are being repeatedly criticized. It's also hard not to take these criticisms per- sonally. Who wants to go to a social event, explain to someone you've just met that you work for the gov- ernment, and then worry about how the person will react? That is, with an awkward silence or a tirade about waste and inef ciency in govern- ment? I recall a conversation I had with an accountant who asked me what I did for a living. At that time, I worked for the Partnership for Public Service, so I replied that I was vice president of a nonpro t dedicated to improving the effectiveness of government. His reply? 'That can't be too hard.'" VERBATIM: Fighting an uphill battle 30 August 15, 2013 FCW.COM
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