Ann mentioned the OIT Climate Survey team as part of her weekly email this week, and since I'm on that team, I figured I'd give an update for you.
Recognizing those who are working on the OIT Climate Survey
As their work continues, I want to take a moment to recognize all of those across OIT who have been a part of this important effort. AC: Peter Bartz, Brad Cohen, Linda Jorn; NTS: Louis Hammond, Alyssa Peterson, Vickie Sheehan; OIA: Jim Hall; OIT Central: Maria Binder. Central OHR staff have also provided outstanding consultation and guidance for our efforts. Our thanks go to Patty Bales, Mary McDiarmid, and Susan Rafferty.
Thank you all for your exemplary work on this critical initiative!
At the beginning of the Climate Survey team, we held a number of focus groups with staff across all of OIT. We got a lot of great insights from staff, and the team continues to use this information in everything that we do. The Climate Survey team meets about once a week; at next week's meeting, we're preparing materials for an all-OIT supervisor meeting.
We're planning to meet with the all-OIT supervisors in two weeks, to work with them to generate a "top ten" list of management best practices. Following that meeting, the Climate Survey team will be ready to publish a best practices report to the OIT management. Armed with this information, we believe that managers and supervisors will be able to manage more effectively. And that's more important now that budgets are limited, and we will not be able to grow teams like we used to.
Also happening in the Climate Survey team: we've added new members to the team, which will provide more complete representation across all of OIT.
Curious to learn more about the Climate Survey team? Stop by my office to ask questions, or drop me an email.