Archives for October 22nd, 2001

MANAGING CREATIVITY: THE DYNAMICS OF WORK AND ORGANIZATION

Book News, PublicNet: 22 October, 2001

By Howard Davis and Richard ScaseThe creative industries are a growing economic as well as cultural force. This book investigates their organizational dynamism and shows how organizations structure their work processes to incorporate creative employees’ needs for autonomy while at the same time controlling and coordinating their output. Research in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, advertising, the recorded music industry and the performing arts is used to show the variety of ways in which organizations respond to the creative imperative. The authors help to answer a larger question which has been neglected in theories of management and organizational behaviour, namely: what should replace the management principles and practices inherited from industrial society in the types of organization which predominate in post-industrial society?

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DEVELOPING PROCUREMENT CAPACITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 October, 2001

The CBI and a local government think tank group are jointly organising a series of roadshows to show what has been achieved by the first strategic partnerships between business and councils.These partnerships deliver much more than a simple contracting out of services. Case studies to be discussed at the roadshows include Kent’s link with commercial firm Babtie in improving the county’s engineering consultancy and transport services. The improvement has not been at a cost to employees – transferred staff have improved job security achieved through being able to work on new business.

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DAMNING REPORT DAMAGES RECRUITMENT DRIVE

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 October, 2001

Social service leaders have condemned Government criticism that has coincided with a new recruitment campaign.The Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Social Services point out that one of the reasons for a lack of social workers is the poor public image of the profession.

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