Archives for April 6th, 2000

A METHODOLOGY FOR CULTURAL MEASUREMENT AND CHANGE

Abstracts, PublicNet: 6 April, 2000

Cartwright J, Andrews T, Webley PTotal Quality Management, (UK), Jan 99 (10/1)

Start page: 121. No of pages: 8

Discusses the effects of culture change on organizational performance, and follows up previous work which identified nine key psychological processes that underlie total quality work cultures; uses the nine factors questionnaire methodology to investigate changes in the culture of one organization, and shows how the perceptions of a sample of employees of the company changed over a period of 14 months. Sub-divides the nine factors into personal, organizational, management style and communications, and records the scores against each including both positive and negative aspects. Demonstrates how these results can be used to determine the culture of the organization, and claims that this approach provides guidance for improvement.

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CHILDCARE JOINS UP TO GIVE PARENTS ROOM TO WORK

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 April, 2000

The Government has praised a scheme in Hertfordshire which has set up formal links between the area’s childminders and schools – giving parents the chance to go back to work.The difference between school hours and those of a full time job have always created a problem for parents who want to work. The new scheme gives a boost to the role of childminders, who help parents fill that time gap.

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TARGETING IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 6 April, 2000

A new performance model has been used in a study of the new Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO).Its author hopes that the description of the performance model on which the study is based, as well as the review of the DLO itself, will be of interest to everyone in the public sector working in organisational improvement.

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