Archives for November 28th, 2001

SELF ESTEEM: THE COSTS AND CAUSES OF LOW SELF-WORTH

Book News, PublicNet: 28 November, 2001

By Nicholas EmlerLow self-esteem has become one of the most frequently repeated ‘explanations ‘ for social and personal problems ranging from young people’s involvement in violent crime to adult failures to succeed in business. But a major new review of research shows that many of the most commonly-held beliefs about low self-esteem are myths without reliable evidence to support them. Individuals who have an unjustifiably high opinion of themselves can, in many cases, pose a far greater threat to those around them than people whose sense of self-worth is unusually low. Relatively low self-esteem is not a risk factor for delinquency, violence towards others, drug use, alcohol abuse, educational under-attainment or racism. The most important influences on young people’s levels of self-esteem are their parents.

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PUBLIC SERVICE USERS MUST COME FIRST

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 November, 2001

Better public services must start from a better understanding of users and their needs, expectations and behaviours. This applies at the outset of policy development as well as in front line service delivery, according to new report by the Public Sector Productivity Panel (PSPP).The PSPP was established as part of the 1998 Pre-Budget Report process to advise on ways of improving the productivity and efficiency of Government Departments and public sector bodies.The report takes a new look at customer focus, in particular the need to shift radically the whole of an organisation – strategy, policy aas well as front line delivery – towards service users.

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Pre-Budget Report 2001

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 November, 2001

The Pre-Budget Report published by the Chancellor of the Exchequer has set out how the Government aims to balance the world economic slowdown with promises of vigorous investment in public services.In addition to holding to previous spending plans, the Chancellor announced a further one billion-pound allocation of resources to the NHS.

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