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The Local Government Workplaces Initiative helps cities and counties listen to their employees. We believe that the most effective local governments routinely and systematically solicit employee input, on decisions that affect them, on organizational climate, and on workplace improvements.

We listen to employees using high-rigor organizational research techniques, backed by a network of Academic Fellows who contribute expertise on organizational dynamics and behavior.


LGWI Academic Fellows are an international network of scholars who study public sector organizations.  Read More »



Blog posts cover cover cutting-edge organizational issues. Read More »



Meet the LGWI team of researchers striving to improve local government workplace environments across North Carolina. Read More »