Other - Business
This talk and presentation is based on the research for a doctoral dissertation that looks at public sector employees and what aspects of motivation drives them to do the work they do. Further, the research focuses on their influence on decision-making and how that impacts employee job satisfaction and employee engagement. These variables can assist public sector organizations (as well as the private sector and NGOs) to better assess potential and existing employees to see how congruent they are with organizational values and overall organizational fit.
Having a more engaged and satisfied workforce directly enhances the ability for the organization to achieve its goals. In the case of environmental agencies that focus on erosion control, that goal is the protection of water quality and ultimately of public health.
To state this in a less formal way, this talk is about the presenting of ideas on how organizations and employees can better assess the motivations that help to achieve a better cultural fit. This talk will not focus on the heavy research but rather on some of the foundational aspects of public sector employee motivation to provide a meaningful and understandable roadmap to being able to achieve more.
This topic may sound a little dry, however, it will be presented in a way that highlights real world examples based on the presenters environmental career that has spanned over two decades, the success and failures of the presenter, and probably some made up stories too, all in a manner that is focused on a spirited interactive discussion and probably some humor. The take home message of this presentation is that to maximize the desired environmental outcomes, organizations must focus on matching their values and mission to that of their workforce.