Sequestration As An Employee Engagement Opportunity

Lots of articles flying around about sequestration. The federal workforce is uneasy, waiting. Instead of letting fear fester like an open wound what if agencies would say something like this:

1. Yes budget cuts are coming.

2. Yes we are at risk.

3. Yes we have some room to cut.

4. Yes your performance as a group can improve.

5. Yes we can tell you what improvement looks like.

6. Yes we will train you, if you commit to the plan for improvement.

7. Yes we want your ideas on how to save money.

8. Yes we want you to stay here.

9. Yes your years of service mean something to us. The more the better.

10. Yes we are in it together.

Note: All opinions my own.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.