Archives for November 30th, 1998

NEW TARGETS ON HEART DISEASE

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 November, 1998

Proposals for rigorous new national standards for quality and consistency in the treatment of heart disease have been announced by the Health Department.The proposed standards are outlined in the Emerging Findings Report from the Expert ReferenceGroup which is drawing up the new National Service Framework on coronary heart disease.

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MONEY TO KICK-START NEW PARTNERSHIP

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 November, 1998

THE Local Government Association, Further Education Funding Council and Training and Enterprise Council have all welcomed David Blunkett’s announcement of twenty five million pounds to kick start a new partnership fund to develop post-16 education and training.The groups came together to end unecessary duplication and competition in the sector. They will now be calling on local organisations to co-ordinate partnerships in their own areas and bid for some of the cash.

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A CULTURE OF CONFLICT

Abstracts, PublicNet: 30 November, 1998

Lewis D S, French E, Steane PLeadership & Organization Development Journal, (UK), Vol 18 No 6 97Start page: 275. No of pages: 8

Uses one component of organizational culture, conflict, to consider how culture affects organizational performance, arguing that this will not depend on the strength of the culture, but on the mix and weightings of its components. Examines the effect of conflict on organizational culture and performance by reporting a consultancy carried out at a non-profit church organization based in Brisbane, Australia. Assesses the potential value and disadvantage of different types of conflict within an organization, including non-profit organizations. Concludes, in this case, that conflict had become the dominant feature of the organization’s culture, and though unrecognized, was the source of the organization’s management problems, creating a paralysis within the organization.

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