Managing public servants - They just say no!
I'm a junior manager in a government department, and have inherited 16 great people, only thing is, they are very lazy and if I ask them to do something, Some just straight out say no.
The public service is a great place to work, I'm in social welfare and these guys are putting up with a lot of rubbish, I don't want to over load them, but I can't keep doing it all for them either!
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could change the teams attitude towards doing their job not only efficiently, but if I give them assignments to do they they actually do them.
All 16 of them range the full spectrum of the disc model, so its a little tricky, additionally, I cant expand on the projects (in this forum) on what they do, but any advise on this would be really appreciated,