About Shagorika Ghosh and Alexander Shermansong

Shagorika Ghosh is a development practitioner and a graduate student at Columbia University. She is passionate about the inclusion of diverse narratives in social impact and urban spaces and how technology can bring the two together.

Alexander Shermansong is the founder of Civic Consulting USA, which helps cities and companies to innovate together.

Talent Crisis in the Public Sector

When most municipal employees joined the workforce, Microsoft Windows 3 was state of the art; the early 1990s. Fast forward to approaching 2020s, and half the public sector will be retiring. City governments will struggle to respond to this “silver tsunami” and not just because of the sheer size of the brain drain. Government struggles to hire and retain younger workers. Why is that? Read on to find out how partnerships can close the culture gap.