Child welfare supervisors have an incredibly difficult job. One that is made even more complex by the broad role they play.
Child Welfare’s Pipe Problem: How Relieving the Pressure Can Ignite the Workforce’s Ability to Do Its Job
Child welfare has a pipe problem. Our pipes can't handle this much pressure... But there's another way, a way to relive the pressure and unleash the amazing internal motivation of our people ... and it starts with fixing the plumbing.
We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.
Sometimes when we make reforms, government jobs get better too.
A text message conversation about how once management fads fade, the best concepts remain.
Stop thinking about the work involved in a given task, and start thinking about everything else.
States and localities keep trying on the same pair of pants and expecting them to fit differently.
In the public sector, there's one phrase that's downright bone-chilling.
All the challenges in government management share the same basic cause: a capacity problem.
HR is not the solution because people are not the problem.