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An employee-engaged city harnesses the tremendous power and potential of its employees as a force for continuous improvement and innovation. Regardless of population or location, employees in these cities—from executives to frontline workers—are encouraged to generate ideas, solve problems and contribute to making cities better places to live, work and raise a family. The workforce of an employee-engaged city government looks like the community it serves. These cities also recognize that their employees are, in most cases, also residents of the cities they serve, and that their ideas about and experiences with public service can powerfully inform improvements for all citizens.

Planting the Seed of Change


Practical strategies to help cities become equipt for innovation

Capturing City Stories


A snapshot of the benchmark survey results from the inaugural Equipt to Innovate survey.

New Study Identifies the Best Cities for Good Government


The first of a now annual report details what cities are doing well and where they could improve.

Employee-Engaged: No City Employee Left Behind


City governments battling everything from falling revenues to rising citizen demands should view every employee as a key to success.

Sitting on a Big Problem


How to engage employees and improve their health in the process.

Realizing the Innovation Dividend


Why Being Equipt Matters for America’s Cities.

Innovation Does Not Take Place in Just One Place


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

The Innovation Equation


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

Getting the Results You Want by Investing in Frontline Workers


Denver's Peak Academy demonstrates how investing in people pays off.

RESOURCES FOR BEING EQUIPT

Benchmark: Being Employee Engaged

Becoming Employee Engaged

Learning from the 2017 leaders

Phoenix Best Practices

What cities can learn from top survey performer Phoenix, Ariz.

 

GOV INNOVATOR'S GROUP

The Government Innovator’s Group is a program of the Governing Institute designed to incubate collaboration and strengthen connections for local government innovation leaders.

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