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Recognize Excellence, Improve Productivity

When you enter City Hall you might notice several plaques recognizing City employees who have received one of to awards, "The Innovation Award" and "Employee of the Year".  What might be less noticeable, though, are the dates of the most recent awardees - 2000 and 2001 respectively.  Of course, over the last nine years there have been many great and innovative employees at City Hall.  What has stopped is the recognition. 

In order to get the results from our government that are consistent with the expectations and values of Newton residents, we need to create an atmosphere in which everyone takes pride in their work and knows that they are making a real difference.  If we do this, our city will perform much more efficiently.  To learn more about Ken Parkers plan for improving morale and productivity at City Hall, please click here.

Reader Comments (2)

I think that's a great idea! I work for the city and I think it is ridiculous that no one ever gets the recognition they deserve.

06.19.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Thanks for the comment Bob. I agree!

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