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Managing remote teams: Communication channels

October 8, 2020

Managing remote teams is a critical, new skillset to develop. National surveys indicate that a third of local government employees would prefer to continue working remotely. This is the first in a series of blog posts that will look at insights from Lean management principles that can help today.

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It’s 2020 – better #BeCyberSmart

October 1, 2020

It’s that time of year again, when villains, creeps and other dangerous characters are testing the locks and doors in your neighborhood ― virtually. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a chance to be sure you are doing your part to protect yourself and the value data and systems that keep public services working.

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Lean leadership: Are you ‘leading’ or ‘doing’ the work?

October 1, 2020

Some might call leading “staying in your lane” or “playing your position.” Another way to think of it is simply doing the job the organization hired one to perform. A leader must “lead” even when it seems more difficult and risky to give up control. Determining how to make the transition from a great worker to a better leader can pose a difficult challenge.

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Lessons learned: Schedule 06 and documenting bank reconciliations

September 29, 2020

We’re jumping into some lessons learned from the 2020 filing season regarding Schedule 06 – Summary of Bank Reconciliations. Even if you don’t file a Schedule 06, these tips are useful when preparing any bank reconciliation, or other schedules or reports. These were identified as the most common areas of emphasis when SAO staff helped clients in 2020.

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