Archives for June 1998

CAFÉ SOCIETY.

Abstracts, PublicNet: 30 June, 1998

Organizational Learning

Lank E
People Management, (UK), 19 Feb 98 (4/4)
Start page: 40 No of pages: 3

Profiles how ICL, the UK computer firm, has approached organizational learning and knowledge management in its worldwide businesses. Focuses on the internal information services available to employees, describing how the organization has set up a project called Project Vik (Valuing ICL Knowledge) to create a global information service, Cafe Vik, using ICL’s intranet. Explains how the information service was developed, outlining the work done on identifying what information should be carried on the information service and the launch of the service. Assesses the success of the initiative so far and identifies how it should develop, listing the job roles needed to give the system sufficient support if it is to deliver ICL with competitive advantage. Briefly reviews the other initiatives undertaken at ICL to develop its knowledge management.

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COUNTRY DWELLERS WANT A BETTER BALANCE OF POWER

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 June, 1998

There’s growing pressure to give people living in rural areas a greater voice – following the publication today of a new ‘White Paper’ on countryside issues.

The paper comes from the Local Government Association, which speaks for all types of local council, but is admitting that its rural member authorities are losing out to the big cities.

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NHS RE-ORGANISATION DISRUPTION MIGHT OVERSHADOW OPPORTUNITY FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 June, 1998

There’s been a prediction that major disruption caused by re-organisation in the NHS could cast a shadow over the opportunity for developing partnerships with local councils.

Caroline Glendinning, Senior Research Fellow at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, told an audience of councillors that NHS managers would be so overwhelmed by the effort of getting primary care groups up and running that the opportunity to develop closer ties with councils was in danger of taking second place.

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MISSION POSSIBLE

Abstracts, PublicNet: 29 June, 1998

MacLachlan R

People Management, (UK), 5 Feb 98 (4/3)
Start page: 36 No of pages: 2

Interviews Hugh Taylor, HR director on the NHS Executive, about his career to date and the issues that he will have to deal with in his new role at the NHS Executive. Focuses on the experience he gained in personnel issues during his work at the Prison Service when he managed the transition of the Service to agency status. Also discusses his previous role as director of the Civil Service’s top management programme, a training programme for senior civil servants.

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GOVERNMENT INVITES DISABILITY GROUPS TO HELP SHAPE POLICY

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 June, 1998

The Government says that the setting up of a new mechanism for talking direct to disabled people is a significant step to giving them a real voice on the formation of policies that affect them.

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BLUNKETT TELLS LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO SEIZE THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 June, 1998

The Secretary of State for Education, David Blunkett, has told senior managers in local government that they should take the lead in forging a new role for themselves.

He told the annual conference of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives that they could not expect to wait until national Government outlined the role – but seize the opportunity to switch from being service driven to community leadership.

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BUSINESS PLANNING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Book News, PublicNet: 29 June, 1998

Business Planning is an essential tool for managing resources such that service delivery is maximised. This book sets out the process of business planning and how it can be used within a public sector environment. It includes topics such as undertaking SWOT analysis, establishing aims and objectives and building future strategies. The book includes self development exercises and illustrative examples.

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REPORT CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CHILDCARE SERVICES

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 June, 1998

A major childcare management strategy – to tackle the problem of erratic and unfocused work in children’s services – will be developed and launched later this year by the Department of Health.

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HOME OFFICE MINISTER CALLS FOR JOINT LEADERSHIP ON CRIME AND DISORDER

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 June, 1998

The Home Office Minister Alun Michael has urged the Police and local councils to aim for an equal partnership in their efforts to meet the challenges of the Crime and Disorder Bill.

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EQUALITY IN MANAGING SERVICE DELIVERY

Book News, PublicNet: 26 June, 1998

Rohan Collier

This book gives practical advice on how organizations delivering a service to the public can meet the needs of different groups of people. Using examples from the private, public and voluntary sectors, Rohan Collier explains how to develop and implement equalities policies which effect real change. She argues that to be successful, an organization must know and address the different needs and interests of its customers or clients; and the only way to fully understand the needs of a diverse public is to take account of equalities issues.

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