“According to Deloitte’s third annual survey of nearly 7,800 Millennials (those born 1983 or later) from 28 countries, more than three-quarters (78 percent) of survey responders said they were influenced by how innovative a company was when deciding if they wanted to work there, yet just 22 percent believe the most innovative solutions are most likely to come from government.” - Brittany Ballenstedt for NextGov.
The federal government is not typically thought of as a creative, flexible, or great workplace for human experiences, but we seek to change that. My colleague, Abby Wilson, and I are here at the d.school from the Office of Personnel Management to teach a class this spring called Agile Feds. In the class, interdisciplinary teams of students will design new models for workforce agility to answer this question: How might we unleash the creative potential of federal employees through project-driven insights?
But we want to expand this and other questions out to you -- the general public. So, we're hosting #dchat tonight. During the chat, we'd like to explore these and other questions:
- How might we increase job satisfaction and engagement in government agencies?
- How might we motivate federal agencies to share successes, knowledge and best practices?
- How might we create a “One Government” culture and motivate millennials to “go Fed”?
Please join us tonight on Twitter at 6pm PT for #dchat. Here are your hosts: Melissa Kline Lee (@melissaklinelee) d.school fellow and workforce strategist at the U.S. Office Personnel Management, Abby Wilson, director of the Innovation Lab at U.S. Office of Personnel Management (@abbywilson3098) and Cecilia Ambrose, Global Design Studio director at Nike (@vanchechi). We'll be on Twitter tonight at 6pm PT and go until 7pm. Feel free to start sending us questions now using the hashtag #dchat. We look forward to taking your questions and, most importantly, sharing ideas.