Archives for June 30th, 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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