Archives for January 29th, 1999

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS CONSULTED ON FINANCIAL WAY FORWARD

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 January, 1999

Social Security Minister Angela Eagle has called on housing associations to help with the reform of the way public money supports people who need support with housing.She told the National Housing Federation symposium that the Government wanted a system where housing associations worked with councils and the voluntary sector to plan, commission and fund the provision required in each area.

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CABINET OFFICE GETS A LESSON IN ACCOUNTING

Headlines, PublicNet: 29 January, 1999

Cabinet Office staff have been given a ticking off by the National Audit Office for failing to give sufficient management attention to proper record-keeping during the sale of public assets.Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, says that Cabinet Office’s sale of Chessington Computer Centre, Recruitment and Assessment Services and Occupational Health and Safety Agency all suffered from lateness in accounts which affected final sale figures and cost the public money.

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BREAKAWAY PLANNING: 8 BIG QUESTIONS TO GUIDE ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

Book News, PublicNet: 29 January, 1999

By Paul LevesqueBreakaway Planning is the roadmap for making change happen. With lively language, clear instructions, and valuable exercises, the book walks readers through the entire planning process, from creating a compelling vision to making that vision a reality. At the heart of Breakaway Planning are eight important questions that, when answered, ensure the plan is airtight and ready to go. Questions include: How do we spread the word internally? How do we measure success? With Breakaway Planning an organisation can plan to succeed – the most crucial step to actually achieving success. PAUL LEVESQUE is a director of the U.K.-based management consulting firm Catalyst House and author of The WOW Factory.

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