September 7, 2022

Banned Books and the Future of America

Banned books are back in the headlines. It’s not the first instance, nor will it be the last, but this time the heat has turned up in Keller Independent School District outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Historically, banned books hold the connotation of book burning, but Keller Independent School District isn’t resorting to matches.  Instead, they limit access to titles parents and community members deem inappropriate for specific age groups. And of the 40 titles under review, many will be […]
August 3, 2022

The Hybrid Workplace: Let’s Fix the Problems, Not the Symptoms

The Partnership for Public Services and Boston Consulting Group recently released the annual rankings for the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Unfortunately, the results showed a dismal response to employee engagement across the board. Worse yet, employees were only 40.1% certain their leaders would “use the results of the 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to make their agencies a better place to work,” as Drew Friedman explains. Of course, lower engagement is expected, given the evolution […]
July 22, 2022

Burnout: Fighting the Occupational Phenomenon

Burnout is a term we hear a lot nowadays. It’s classified by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon and the direct result of “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” It shows itself in a number of ways, from depleting energy and exhaustion surrounding your work to increased negativism or cynicism relating to your job. Given the events of the last two years, it’s surprising we don’t hear it more. Truth is: We’ve all experienced burnout.  […]