Archives for July 9th, 1998

CREATING CHAMPOINS FOR 360 DEGREE FEEDBACK

Abstracts, PublicNet: 9 July, 1998

Lepsinger R, Lucia A D
Training & Development, (USA), Feb 98 (52/2)
Start page: 49 No of pages: 4

Emphasizes the importance of gaining the support of staff and line employees for 360 degree feedback programmes. Advises trainers and human resource development managers to identify the key decision makers and stakeholders and use this information when assessing where the main resistance to the feedback system will come from. Sets out the main reasons that people may distrust a new system and explains how to defuse their resistance. Underlines the importance of pre-planning any meetings with stakeholders to make sure that the right approach is taken in the meeting.

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LAWYERS GET A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT MODERNISATION MEANS

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 July, 1998

Public Sector managers can look to the radical reform about to undergo Britain’s legal system for hints about the forms of modernisation the Government is looking for.

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, says he plans to sweep away restrictive practices that have allowed two lawyers, such as a solicitor and then a barrister, to charge the customer when the same job could have been done by one person.

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Local councils have been urged to seize upon and follow examples of best practice, and not to wait for changes in the law before modernising.

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 July, 1998

Sir Jeremy Beecham, Chair of the Local Government Association, which represents councils nationally, has called on councils to take up new challenges in order to regain ground lost during the last two decades of coping with squeezes on budgets and on town hall power.

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