Archives for March 11th, 2002

THE COMPETENT ORGANIZATION

Book News, PublicNet: 11 March, 2002

Gerard P Hodgkinson and Paul SparrowThis book presents a psychological analysis of the strategic management process. It describes an extensive survey of research about many psychological aspects of strategic analysis. It provocatively argues for the existence and practical impact of a ‘strategic competence’ that integrates rationally, intuition, emotion and rules of thumb. In a world where technological developments are demanding ever faster strategic reaction it has become imperative to understand the psychology of strategizing. It is the first comprehensive treatment of a newly emerging field of study that uses established psychological and social principles to understand and begin to improve the processes of strategy formulation and implementation.

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INTERMEDIATE CARE

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 March, 2002

The pace of change in intermediate care is reflected in a joint venture between the British Medical Association (BMA), Age Concern and the King’s Fund.In recognition of how important this topic is becoming for the smooth operation of the NHS, the three bodies are contributing to a one-day conference on the subject in London next Monday, March 18.

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MANAGING PUPIL MOBILITY

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 March, 2002

New research has shown that modern living is posing a considerable challenge on schools. Excessive turnover of pupils in some schools has been blamed for poor performance.An OFSTED report, Managing Pupil Mobility, records that there are some primary schools with a pupil turnover of 80 per cent and that secondary schools in inner London have double the level of mobility of secondary schools elsewhere.

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