As a federal leader, you no doubt have a lot on your plate, and it may be tempting to shrug off employee complaints about their jobs and organization. But the bottom line is that job satisfaction drives employee engagement and ultimately leads to better performance.
The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings provide a benchmark to measure employee attitudes, to identify signs of trouble and to prompt you to find ways to better manage your most important asset — your employees.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) put together a list of cost-effective “quick wins” that their managers can use to help them improve employee satisfaction and commitment. DOT developed the list after studying what leaders were doing at their component agencies that had maintained high Best Places to Work scores or that showed year-to-year improvement.
To help boost the morale and job satisfaction of your employees, here‘s some tips from the DOT playbook:
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