Archives for January 13th, 2000

WHITEHALL LEADS BY EXAMPLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 January, 2000

Whitehall has set a continuous learning example with the opening of a learning centre in Victoria which will skill its workforce for the challenges of the global economy.The Public and Commercial Services Union Open Learning Centre is supported by a 50,000 pound grant from the Department for Education and Employment and from a range of partners.

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COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS SAYS ‘KEEP EYE ON BALL’

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 January, 2000

No Parliament, Government or public servant can afford to be complacent about probity.That is the analysis of the latest report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

Its sixth report reviews Lord Nolan’s original investigation, including its seven principles of public life, five years on.

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AIMING FOR ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING

Abstracts, PublicNet: 13 January, 2000

Massey C, Walker RThe Learning Organization, (UK), 1999 Vol 6 No 1.

Start page: 38. No of pages: 7

Assesses the role of consultants in organizational learning, focusing on how they can promote it. Identifies links between organizational learning and organizational development and training, suggesting that this indicates the potential of organizational development and training consultants to contribute to organizational learning. Considers the roles that consultants and clients can play within a consultancy intervention, and asks if there are any particular roles that would make organizational learning interventions more effective. Draws upon two case studies, based on Australian organizations – the first showing how organizational learning can emerge as a by-product of a change intervention; the second showing how organizational learning can be the primary focus of the intervention. Identifies the factors within the consultancy that influenced organizational learning, listing these as being the scope of the assignment, and the role selected by the consultant.

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