Ee Employee Engaged

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.

Satisfying, Successful Engagements

Getting buy-in from employees leads to greater productivity – and upward opportunity.

Understanding the Benefits of a Data-Driven Government

Cities have come a long way in using data to inform decision-making, but progress can still be made.

The Importance of Being a Champion for Employees

Why cities should take a lesson from the playbooks of successful sports teams

Innovation Initiatives Need an Injection of Meditation

The ‘human element’ should not be forgotten as cities work to better their communities.

Employee Engagement -- Is It Really a Priority?

Why employee engagement in the public sector is directly related to performance and service delivery.

The Roadmap to Engaging Government’s Employees

Surveying them is the first step. It's important to do it right -- and then act on the results.

Karen Niparko

Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources, City and County of Denver

Hope Tribble

Director of Audit and Performance, City of Indianapolis-Marion County

Getting Innovation Off the Ground

How a single step forward can start cities down the path of becoming equipt.

City Halls Are Increasingly Innovative AND Trustworthy

Local governments are investment-worthy because of their position in solving some of our toughest social problems. They’re also more trustworthy than in the past.

Governing & Living Cities Announce High-Performing Cities from Second Annual Equipt Survey

Top-ranking cities featured at Governing’s annual Summit on Government Performance and Innovation

Cities Make Progress, Face Continuing Challenges in Governing Well: Survey

A growing number of cities are performing well in the essentials of fiscal responsibility, racial equity, resident engagement and evidence-based policymaking.

Why We Need Men in Mentor Roles More Than Ever

The support and guidance of male leadership in the workforce is critical to helping women succeed.

Attracting and Retaining a Younger Workforce

The impact of corporate social responsibility on the next generation of government employees.

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.

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