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Creating a Positive Office Culture

It’s critical that Members of Congress (and their senior managers) take time to consciously think about their office culture. Those who have negative or unproductive work environments tend to experience high staff turnover, low morale, insufficient institutional memory, and a lack of teamwork.

In a CMF-SHRM survey of more than 1400 congressional staff, 79% rated their overall office culture as very important to their job satisfaction, but only 41% were very satisfied with this aspect.

This webinar will cover:

  • Why culture is so powerful in organizations, and especially in Congress
  • 3 characteristics that define the most productive offices
  • 6 ways to cultivate a positive office culture
  • Negative and unproductive behaviors to be aware of
  • First-hand perspectives from congressional managers on how they have cultivated loyal, committed, and motivated staffs.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
2:00-3:00pm Eastern/11:00am-12:00pm Pacific

To RSVP, please register via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4262583772358744322

Instructions on how to access the webinar will be emailed with the registration confirmation.

 

ABOUT THE "LIFE IN CONGRESS" PROJECT

This webinar is presented as part of the "Life in Congress" project, a partnership between the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that seeks to identify human resource challenges in Congress and provide recommendations for overcoming them in order to make Congress a better place for both Members and staffers to work.

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building trust and effectiveness in Congress. CMF does not employ or retain a registered lobbyist. Our programs comply with both House and Senate ethics rules and laws, allowing staff to attend.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Opens in New Window is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the U.S. and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.