Knowledge workers are not interchangeable. Using their expertise to make decisions can create a more effective organization. The author offers suggestions for treating these employees as an asset.
The author says that the belief that executives are the keys to an organization’s performance is an idea that goes back decades, but he says that middle management is an area that is often overlooked as a crucial element in how employees view their work experience in an organization.
The author analyzes a book which suggests that a pay for performance approach does not motivate employees.
A recent FedSmith.com survey reveals that the sequester is harming morale and increasing the desire for federal workers to retire when they are eligible to do so.
The author says that the idea of locality pay works well on paper, but in practice it has become convoluted after its planners began worrying about congressional support and the locality areas were expanded in size.
Performance management is a serious problem in government and the government has a large number of employees who are dissatisfied, frustrated and angry.