Abstracts: March 10th, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It describes studies which demonstrate the huge impact of flexible working on staff productivity and reducing cost in the public sector.

Flexible working embraces employees working from home and using conferencing and secure remote access.

This interview with David Dunbar, Director of BT Workstyle reveals the enormous savings possible based on BT’s first-hand experience and within local government. This includes a 20% boost in productivity and savings of £550 million a year in property. The programme looks at the existing barriers to adopting flexible working and how they can be overcome to unlock cashable savings and service improvements

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at www.localgov.tv