Academic research is full of surprises, Steve Kelman maintains, even though many people believe it only shows what's already obvious.
A study from nearly 20 years ago could provide insight into improving the federal work environment, writes Steve Kelman.
Columnist Steve Kelman wonders whether agencies might be justified in spending money on lavish conferences.
How can managers get members of a cross-functional to work well together and feel invested in the team effort? The question is not merely academic, writes columnist Steve Kelman.
Agency performance suffers when employees are too fearful to try new ways of doing things, writes Steve Kelman.
When it comes to motivating employees, studies show that the messenger matters as much as the message, writes Steve Kelman.
Research shows that groundbreaking ideas are more likely to come from people working on the fringe, writes FCW columnist Steve Kelman.
In a recent study, columnist Steve Kelman found that the best performance comes from a mix of hard and soft management styles.
Steve Kelman proposes that agencies offer extra points to bidders who suggest money-saving ways to change draft solicitations.
Teams often succeed or fail because of decisions that are made before they even hold their first meeting.
Columnist Steve Kelman says agencies should join the quick-experiment revolution that is spreading through the private sector.
A new book's insights into productivity have important implications for supervisors, writes columnist Steve Kelman.