Best Places to Work Snapshot: The Federal Leadership Challenge
Publication Date: 04/25/2012
Publication Topics: Leadership
Publication Type: Issue Briefs, White Papers and Snapshots
Leadership is the most important factor when it comes to driving employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government. But how do federal employees view their leadership and where are the most significant opportunities for improvement?
According to the Partnership's latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis, leadership in the federal government gets a mixed review. On the one hand, leadership is one of the lowest workplace categories of 10 examined, with a score of only 54.9 out of 100. On the other hand, scores have been improving steadily since the rankings first launched in 2003 and there is compelling evidence that a concerted effort can make a real difference to employees.
Read the full snapshot to see leadership scores by agency, to find out who the biggest movers are, and to gain insights into how to improve!
"The Federal Leadership Challenge" is a Best Places to Work in the Federal Government? Snapshot, made possible by generous support from Deloitte.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
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