Headlines: 27 November, 2014

The National Audit Office is concerned about the risks in implementing the Universal Credit programme and the potential for £2.8b additional costs. The NAO concludes in a progress report on the programme that it is too early to determine if the Department for Work & Pensions will achieve value for money in its implementation of […]


Headlines: 25 November, 2014

The government’s flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, which has encountered leadership and technical problems, is now recovering some of the time lost in the last 3 years. By Spring 2015 one in three of the country’s jobcentres will be taking claims for the new benefit. The timetable has slipped by 2 years and full implementation […]

Feature: 14 November, 2014

Kath Ryans explains how going paperless is benefiting finance and business managers across their schools and academies. Paperless offices have been a talking point for many years. But more recently the trend has been gathering momentum with the government’s targets for the NHS to be paperless by 2018 and local authorities set to follow. Moving […]

Abstract: 28 November, 2014

There’s enough brownfield land to build more than one million homes across England with new analysis revealing that a quarter of it is owned by councils. Developers are reluctant to use brownfield land because of higher development costs. In London, a massive 40 percent of brownfield land with potential to build on is owned by […]

Review: 31 October, 2014

For more than twenty years, management expert Bruce Tulgan has been asking, “What are the most difficult challenges you face when it comes to managing people?” Regardless of industry or job title, managers cite the same core issues—27 recurring challenges: the superstar whom the manager is afraid of losing, the slacker whom the manager cannot […]

Review: 16 October, 2014

Workplace authenticity should matter to everyone, but does the responsibility for it lie with managers or individuals? Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos set out their philosophy. The management task, and the responsibility that sits with the organization as a whole to support authenticity, is important. Let’s be clear that full success depends on leaders, managers […]

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