Archives for December 17th, 2001

ACTION RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONS

Book News, PublicNet: 17 December, 2001

By Jean McNiff with Jack WhiteheadThe book is essentially concerned with the core question: ‘How can effectiveness be improved?’. It is organized into four parts: ‘What is the nature of organizational knowledge?’; ‘How is organizational knowledge acquired?’ ‘How is organizational knowledge put to use?’ In the final part
seven contributors address the question: ‘What are the implications of theories of organization for social living’, with particular reference to the needs of management education.

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LEARNING POOL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 December, 2001

Learners in local government are to use cheap file-sharing technology to both increase accessibility to quality training – and to drive down cost.The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), set up by Government to improve the performance of councils has launched the Learning Pool. This uses the same “Napster-style” file-sharing technology used to copy music from the internet to offer every council access to high-quality, constantly updated learning materials.

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 December, 2001

The public sector is getting into the principles of ’emotional intelligence’ in order to bring about radical transformation.The Centre for Management and Policy Studies (CMPS), set up as part of the modernising government agenda, is offering a new intensive course in the topic on various dates throughout 2002.

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