Archives for May 30th, 2000

ACTION LEARNING

Abstracts, PublicNet: 30 May, 2000

Wilson VCareer Development International, (UK), 1999 Vol 4 No 1

Start page: 5. No of pages: 6

Reports a two-year action learning project, with clinicians and medical directors in a laboratory medical service within the UK National Health Service, recording the progress of the project and assessing its effects. Examines whether the action learning technique enabled the clinicians and medical directors to become more aware of the issues that needed to be sorted out before the management structure, particularly the management roles of the medical consultants, could be made more effective. Also looks at whether the clinicians, et al., were able to examine their own attitudes towards the issue and undertake actions that would improve the situation. Finds that this did happen but only to a limited extent – the technique was most effective when participants worked on specific actions, which were time-limited and formed part of their current workload. Considers the differences between action research and action learning, identifying some overlap between them. Argues that action research should not be seen as being the superior technique.

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AWARD SCHEME HIGHLIGHTS BEST PRACTICE

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 May, 2000

A new award scheme has highlighted those shopping centres that are adopting the best methods to reduce retail crime and ensure a safe and secure environment for people to shop.The ‘Safer Shopping Awards’ have been initiated by the Home Office’s Retail Crime Reduction Action Team (RCRAT) as part of its 400 million pound crime reduction programme.

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POWERFUL NEW TECHNIQUE TO CHECK DATA

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 May, 2000

The Audit Commission has revealed a powerful new technique for cross-checking data. It has used the technique to uncover 41 million pounds worth of fraud in local authorities and other public bodies.As well as detecting fraud, the system has been able to help claimants for benefits who had been denied payments due to faulty data.

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