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3 Ways GovPilot can Transform Your City into  a Destination

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 10, 2019

The arrival of summer signals the end of the semester for students and the start of shorter office hours for workers. Many see this newfound free time as an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of a lucky American city. On average, they will pour $1,978 into local industry. You don’t have to be New Orleans or Newport to reap ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Set Your District Up for Shared Success

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 28, 2019

You’ve stayed in an Airbnb. You’ve ridden in an Uber or Lyft. You may have cycled on a CitiBike. Now, electric scooter company, Lime, is coming for its share of the shared economy. Founded by California-based venture capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz, in 2017, Lime is rapidly making its mark on the world. Lime scooters are available for rent in ... READ MORE+

The Zodiac Signs as Local Government Stakeholders, Part 2

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 20, 2019

What did you want to be when you grew-up? Does it resemble your current career path? If so, it may have been written in the stars. Astrology—the belief that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies influence human personality traits and affairs—can be an interesting lens through which to view the characteristics and motivations of local ... READ MORE+

The Zodiac Signs as Local Government Stakeholders, Part 1

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 16, 2019

What did you want to be when you grew-up? Does it resemble your current career path? If so, it may have been written in the stars. Astrology—the belief that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies influence human personality traits and affairs—can be an interesting lens through which to view the characteristics and motivations of local ... READ MORE+

Welcome to Candyland: What a Pop of Color can Do for Your Municipality

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 10, 2019

Think of the tools we use to teach children—the storybooks that instill morals, the magnets shaped like letters of the alphabet strung together to form words. What do they have in common? They are all colorful. As we age, we may learn how to do taxes and cry on the inside, but we don’t outgrow our inclination to retain information visualized in ... READ MORE+

The One thing Employees Need for Peak Job Performance and Satisfaction

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 05, 2019

Your father’s company may have gifted him with a gold watch at his retirement party. The startup you daughter works at may offer employees snacks and access to a ping pong table. Each generation of managers tries new tactics to keep employees engaged and efficient.Researchers have recently discovered that, although worthwhile, it isn’t work perks ... READ MORE+

3 Ways GovPilot Supports Your Building and Construction Department

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 22, 2019

As a Building and Construction professional, you know the critical importance of proper support. You wouldn’t (and Code Enforcement would never allow you to) build a support beam from subpar or outdated material, so why are you settling for a management system that relies on paper documents or 1980s era software to uphold daily operations? ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Promote Data Literacy in Your  Local Government

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 15, 2019

We’ve written extensively about the importance of aggregating and tracking data, but what good is all that information if you and other members of your administration don’t optimize it? The first step towards data optimization is data literacy—a skill that a variety of industries place an increasingly high premium on. Indeed, Gartner foresees 80% ... READ MORE+

3 Signs Your Local Government is Stuck in the '80s (and How to Go Back to the Future)

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 08, 2019

With the recent rerelease of Die Hard, news of a Baby-Sitters Club reboot coming to Netflix and the triumphant return of hair barrettes, 1980s nostalgia is at fever pitch.While '80s films, books and looks can still be enjoyed in the present-day, there’s a reason you don’t see people walking around with Gordon Gekko size cellphones. 1980s ... READ MORE+

Well, Well, Well: 3 GovPilot Modules that Promote Self-Care

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 08, 2019

It’s been touted as a necessity, brushed-off as a buzzword, compared to “a cult” and dismissed as a “Millennial obsession”. Whatever your feelings on the wellness movement, there’s no denying that wellness and its cousins, self-care and self-help, comprise a billion dollar market that industries from tech to beauty are trying to infiltrate. ... READ MORE+