DES Employees Share What Respect Means to Them

The Department of Executive Services (DES) held its first-ever All-Hands Meeting on February 26 with more than 500 employees in the 832-person department taking part in one of the two sessions.

The All-Hands Meeting, which brought employees from DES’ 10 divisions, agencies and offices together as one department, featured a short video highlighting a dozen DES employees talking about how they “Deliver Excellent Service” every day; an overview of DES’ “clarity map” that will guide the department over the next 10 years; the results of a recent survey of DES employees focusing on the four elements of a high-performing organization; and a live panel discussion about employee engagement.

Attendees also had the chance to take part in an interactive instant poll, focused on DES’ core value of respect. Attendees texted, tweeted or went online to answer the question, In one word, what does RESPECT in the workplace mean to you? and watched as the results appeared live in a Word Cloud. Some of the words that appeared most frequently were Trust, Honesty, Value, Recognition, Listen and Courtesy. See the full Word Cloud below.