Archives for October 5th, 2005

GO TEAM! TAKE YOUR TEAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Book News, PublicNet: 5 October, 2005

By Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier.People in organizations today are increasingly being called upon to work in teams. More and more organizations are using teams to deal with the dynamic world of work. Unfortunately, too few people really understand how to build a team that puts into action the knowledge, experience, and motivation of its people. It is no surprise that people often give up on the idea of teams and try to go it alone. Go Team! is a game plan for building better teams.

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CAMPAIGNERS BACK STRONG PLANNING SYSTEM FOR HOUSING

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 October, 2005

Countryside campaigners are calling for the scrapping of Government plans for a market-based approach to the way England plans to meet housing needs and instead are urging steps to make use of empty homes and brownfield sites. The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England says the Government’s proposals would not just devastate the countryside but would fail to meet the need for affordable housing.In a manifesto published today it sets out a series of measures that it believes would provide the necessary new homes in less damaging ways. Among the measures it wants are a major increase in public investment in affordable housing and stronger planning controls over the types of homes that are built to ensure that developments match local needs.

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COLLEGES TO WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS EXCELLENCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 October, 2005

A group of Further Education colleges have joined forces to set up a network to help each of them achieve excellence within the next three years. The idea sprang from a seminar held at the annual conference of the Principal’s Professional Council.The seminar, led by Keith Norris the Principal of Burton College at Burton on Trent in Staffordshire and the college’s Director of Learner Services, Howard Brierley, focussed on the strategy the college had adopted to move from being rated as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’

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