Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In WI DNR reorg., fun from the top down, Part 4

I've been writing today about the Wisconsin DNR's much-anticipated 'realignment' - - here's one post which summarizes Parts 1, 2 and 3 - -  but seriously - - 18 months of career employee anxiety meant the Secretary was having a buzzwordy blast? 
...Stepp said many of the reorganization ideas came from DNR employees. 
"That's what's been the most fun for me out of this entire process is to watch people excited about contributing to a much more vibrant and sustainable future for this very important agency," Stepp said in the interview. "And to see some of their ideas come into being for the first time ever."
Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp proudly shows off her first deer, taken opening weekend last year. In the upcoming TV Special "Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2012, Stepp urges male hunters to take more girls and women hunting. "The secret's out," she says. "Hunting is a lot of fun, so don't keep it to yourselves."  photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
Though not as much fun as that Halloween party, I betcha, and note that fun at the DNR is one of Stepp's signatures!!


Sent:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:30 AM
Subject:        Please join us

This message is sent to all DNR Central Office staff, Darwin Road staff, and Regional Directors:

Come and join us for our 1st annual Halloween Progressive Potluck  
How does it work?

Staff on each floor will be designated a food type to bring.  For example, employees on 8th floor are asked to bring meat or a hot dish which will be set up in a conference room on 8th floor. The same will happen with each floor.  (See attached poster for food assignments). Everyone will need to go floor to floor to get a balanced meal (unless you are in the mood for only dessert and you can just stay on 7th floor…) Don't have time to get something together for the potluck??  Bring a canned good to donate to the food pantry instead.  

And Costume Challenge!

Central Office has challenged the Regions to a costumer competition. We are asking each bureau and office to take a picture of their staff in costume and forward it to Laurel Steffes. Pictures will be included in the next e-digest.  Who wins?  You decide. And the prize?  The pride in believing that your region/office was the best!! 

Our Goals?

To have fun

To mingle with staff on different floors

To enjoy some great food

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an idiot, teaching seasoned professionals like third graders. Well, what else can you expect from someone who's credentials are shift manager at McDonalds!