Archives for August 12th, 1998

THE ROLE OF PUBLIC SECTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES

Abstracts, PublicNet: 12 August, 1998

Dargie C

Public Administration, (UK), Spring 98 (76/1)
Start page: 161 No of pages: 17

Analyses the managerial roles of chief executives within the UK public sector, focusing on cases studies from local government and National Health Service Trusts. Based on analysing the working week of chief executives from two inner city councils and two inner city NHS Trusts, examines how their work is divided up (meetings, telephone calls, etc.); the main groups of people with whom the chief executives meet; and the content of their work. Uses Mintzberg’s analysis of informational, interpersonal and decisional roles to analyse the chief executives’ managerial roles, assessing the usefulness of Mintzberg’s theoretical work in this area. Concludes that Mintzberg’s model would need to be modified to include the impact of the political environment if it were to encompass the types of managerial roles carried out by public sector chief executives. Even so, doubts if the model can capture the complexity of public sector organizations.

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CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY WAYS TO GET SERIOUSLY RICH FROM THE OFT

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 August, 1998

The Office of Fair Trading has just posted on its website a customer-friendly
guide to savings, buying shares and handling money.

It says that as the Government reviews many areas of social provision,
consumers need to take ever more responsibility for their own financial
affairs.

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COUNCILS PREPARE FOR WHITE PAPER CHALLENGE.

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 August, 1998

The Local Government Association is preparing to brief councillors and officers

on the implications of the just published white paper which promises major
change for authorities across the country.

Local Government White Paper: The Next Steps is a series of LGA briefings and conferences, with a session being held in Manchester Town Hall tomorrow
(Thursday), starting at 10am.

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