Archives for August 7th, 2000

ASCENT OF WOMAN

Abstracts, PublicNet: 7 August, 2000

Johnson RPeople Management, (UK), 6 Jan 2000 Vol 6 No 1

Start page: 26.    No of pages: 4

Quotes business leaders and academics who believe that women’s management and leadership skills are such that they will soon catch up and overtake men in the Western business world. Identifies the skills and qualities that are singled out by the commentators as fitting women for management in the twenty-first century. Contrasts this with statistics from the UK, gathered by Cranfield School of Management, that indicate that the number of women reaching top positions within firms is declining. Summarizes the reasons for this identified in the Cranfield report (the informal organizational culture perpetuating the idea of male and female roles; women being perceived as lacking commitment; and human resource practices, such as performance appraisal that fail to measure soft skills). Points to evidence that women possess better transformational leadership skills than men and argues that organizations will suffer if they do not recognize these skills.

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THOSE IN GREATEST NEED NEED JOINT ACTION

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 August, 2000

Initial findings from a study into the ‘revolving doors’ group in society make a strong case for joint action and for making services fit the client, rather than the other way around.Mental health, homeless agencies and the criminal justice system have long known about a small group in society, which is the responsibility of no single agency, but which makes heavy use on its services, without resulting in leaving the group.

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INVOLVING COMMUNITIES IN IMPROVING HEALTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 August, 2000

A new project aims to provide new insight into effective community involvement in health. Consultation with stakeholders underwrites many of the initiatives of this Government, but while some organisations have had made some headway, success requires sustained effort and acting upon what communities say, if participants are not be become disenchanted. Such consultation is at a relatively early stage in health.The Strategic Action Programme for Healthy Communities is being run jointly by the University of Liverpool, the University of Salford and the King’s Fund, with support from the Department of Health. The five organisations chosen to participate in the programme are: Brighton and Hove Council, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority, Milton Keynes Primary Care Group, North East Derbyshire Primary Care Group, North West Regional Development Agency. The programme will run until March 2001. A more detailed summary of the work involved can be found on the King’s Fund web site at www.kingsfund.org.uk/saph

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