Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Stretch Assignments Give Employees Room to Grow

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Insulating a modern local government from shocks and stresses requires public managers to marshal as many resources as possible. One valuable resource that governments might be overlooking, however, is existing employees. A focus on recruiting top talent is important, but so is the potential of existing talent. One way managers can maximize the efforts and abilities of their employees while also providing work that is interesting and engaging is to provide stretch assignments.