What is Public Administration?

There has been a pothole on your drive home for a year, and it’s only getting bigger. You’ve called city officials multiple times, but there’s just so much red tape and maybe there’s not enough money in the budget. You recently returned from a vacation, and you can’t shake the images of poverty that you… Read more »

Differences in Management – Public vs Private Sector

When we think of degrees in public administration (PA), we tend to think of government jobs. According to the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, more than half of public administration graduates were working in the government six months after graduating. But PA degrees are valuable for careers in both public and… Read more »

Humanitarian Careers: 10 Jobs that Help People

What if your work was a satisfying career and one that helped people? Humanitarian careers allow you to effect change and better people’s lives. Humanitarian careers aren’t just the jobs that directly help people in need. They may focus on education, the arts or health — all things that people need to achieve their best… Read more »

Working in Government: Should I Work on the Local, State or Federal Level?

There are many similarities when comparing jobs in local, state or federal government. However, the work can vary drastically when comparing the three levels. Whether you are drawn to the job security of government work, or interested in making a difference in your community or at a global level, this quiz will help you determine… Read more »

Capacity Planning for Production

Projects in nearly any industry can benefit from capacity planning, which is a way of effectively coordinating who or what is available. In project management, capacity planning tracks people, skills, availability and other resources such as space or equipment. It leads to the following benefits. Maximizes utilization to get more done with the same amount… Read more »

Qualities of Leadership

Leaders are valued in every part of life. They are especially noted for their contributions in an organizational context, as management occupations remain in demand and have the highest wage of all major occupational groups, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, leaders in business are recognized across entry-level positions, as they… Read more »

The Business of Efficiency: Green Innovation

Green innovation is here to stay, as the 2017 Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report found. Despite global investment in green energy slipping 23 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, following two years of growth, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016. Wind, solar and other renewable energies added 138.5… Read more »

What Is Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)?

Organizations are focused on improving productivity and profits. For instance, one of the major trends is improving employee engagement through policies like workplace flexibility. These types of strategies can motivate employees, impacting productivity and profitability. Another option is available through the field of organizational behavior management, which takes a more scientific approach to achieving business… Read more »

A Guide to Types of Market Structures

Market structures provide a starting point for assessing economic environments in business. An understanding of how companies and markets work allows business professionals and leaders to accurately judge industry and market news, policy changes and legislation and how the economy shapes important decisions. What Are Market Structures? “Market structures” refer to the different market characteristics… Read more »

Urban Poverty in Chicago

Urban poverty in Chicago is often linked to lack of educational opportunity, poorer health outcomes, income inequality and other factors. Along with other professionals, social workers are focused on helping people in affected communities receive the support they need. Don Phelps, a professor of social work at Aurora University, discussed urban poverty and how it… Read more »