Adversity or Opportunity? Pt. 2 of 3
In the first article of my Perfect Storm series, I referenced the wave of retirements set to affect most public sector organizations. Many agencies expect to lose 20 percent or more of their work forces this year. In this article, I will dive deeper into the influencing factors and resulting challenges of the staffing exodus.
Let me begin by saying I am convinced governmental organizations are full of smart, energetic, and well-meaning people. Why, then, is there a commonly held perspective of governmental employee performance being less than positive? I believe the root cause of this perspective directly affects a number of important factors. These factors include the three Rs of survival: