Today’s organizations face significant challenges and increased competition in recruiting, developing, and engaging talent. As employees search for meaningful and fulfilling work, traditional benefits are no longer a differentiator among employers.
At Arc Aspicio, our clients face some of the most challenging problems there are. They respond to natural and man-made disasters, protect the country from terrorism, protect U.S. borders, and that’s just on a regular Monday!
When working as part of a group, team members often shy away from experimentation. They tend to follow traditional problem-solving approaches that focus on predictability and control. While these techniques might help avoid risk, they also stifle innovation. They no longer work in our changeable, fast-paced environment.
Without internal trust, organizations cannot build external trust with clients, customers, and stakeholders. Trust drives growth, expansion, innovation, and success.
Shrinking budgets. Rising expectations from citizens and customers of the Government. Aging legacy systems. Increasing complexity and regulations. The need to provide ‘on demand’ services to a new generation.
Technology can help get something done. This has been a common theme in my 29-year consulting career, whether it be preventing terrorist attacks, mitigating flood risk, making it easier for students to apply for loans, or combating human trafficking.
Grit and determination. This is what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workforce is known for. After what is arguably the most challenging year in its history, the FEMA leadership called on the agency to enable the workforce through four elements: build, empower, sustain, and train. A key factor in creating a scalable, sustainable disaster response workforce is to foster a proactive culture, one focused on preparedness. A proactive mindset can create an environment that asks the “what if” questions that lead to more prepared response efforts.
Arlington, VA, March 27, 2018 — Introducing Skylar! Arc Aspicio sponsored their eighth search dog with funds raised during their annual event for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) held this past December.
Are you developing a strategy but are unsure where to start, what to rely on, and who to engage when driving a business, organization, or agency forward? Start by enabling the operational workforce. The workforce includes those who are executing daily tasks and operations of the many programs within an organization. Enabling the workforce gives them authority, allowing them to access their full potential to achieve desired results, and helps the Government develop, communicate, and implement strategy.
Greater Washington Innovation Awards Selects Arc Aspicio as Nominee in Professional Services Category
Arlington VA, March 14, 2018 — The Greater Washington Innovation Awards chose Arc Aspicio to participate in their showcase as a nominee for the Professional Services Innovator of the Year Award. This prestigious event gave Arc Aspicio employees the opportunity to present their innovative methods for solving the Federal Government’s most complex challenges.
Arlington, VA, February 19, 2018 — CEO Report chose Arc Aspicio as a Washington D.C. Corporate Culture Award Winner for 2018. An independent committee grants the award to companies that focus on empowering employees and fostering a work environment that is both creative and collaborative. Winners of the Corporate Culture Awards are leaders in using company culture as an asset for growth.
Across the Federal government, agencies and programs have been tasked with building, training, and retaining the workforce needed to serve the American people. Public-sector leaders have been struggling with the right approach to this challenge, but we are now seeing more and more agencies turn to implementing private industry ’lean’ methods as a potential solution. Lean strategies aim to identify and improve an organization’s pain-points by following a set of principles and techniques focused on minimizing risk, optimizing cost and quality of processes, and engaging employees to deliver value-added benefits and improvements aligned to the organization’s mission and goals.
Human Resources (HR). What comes to mind when you hear “HR”? Hopefully, it’s positive! While most people would answer with “processing paperwork, administering benefits, onboarding and paying employees, etc.,” HR in 2018 is so much more. As the Association for Talent Development argues, HR is about being an “experience architect.” It can transform the employee experience.