WORKING BETTER

Book News: May 19th, 2009

This report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission sets out proposals for meeting the changing needs of families, workers and employers in the 21st century. It is aimed at setting a new agenda to secure change.

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VALUING PEOPLE NOW – DELIVERY PLAN

Book News: May 14th, 2009

This publication from the Department of Health describes how the ‘Valuing People Now’ programme will be delivered to meet the department’s commitment to support people with learning difficulties and their families.

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PEOPLE POWER: HOW CAN WE PERSONALISE PUBLIC SERVICES?

Book News: May 12th, 2009

By Nigel Keohane

This report from the New Local Government Network argues that decisions on public services across health, leisure, transport and the local environment should be handed down to individuals and communities.

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MISTREATMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION FOR MANAGERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Book News: May 7th, 2009

By Julie B. Olson-Buchanan and Wendy R. Boswell

This book integrates findings from research and practice to identify practical, evidence-based recommendations for preventing and fully addressing systemic workplace mistreatment.

The authors focus on the recursive effects of mistreatment in organizations and how individual and organizational well-being can be enhanced by carefully-designed policies and procedures. They create a complete picture by bringing together relevant research from fragmented fields such as organizational psychology, labour relations and labour economics.

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ENGAGEMENT AND ASPIRATION: RECONNECTING POLICY MAKING WITH FRONT-LINE PROFESSIONALS

Book News: April 30th, 2009

This report, published by the Sunningdale Institute and commissioned by the Cabinet office, calls for the re-invention of policy making to ensure delivery of cost effective and efficient services responsive to people’s needs.

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PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST – WORKING TOGETHER WITH USER-LED ORGANISATIONS

Book News: April 28th, 2009

This document from the Department for Health outlines the benefits that local authorities, and their residents, enjoy when they work with user-led organisations. Benefits range from helping local authorities deliver greater personalisation to improved engagement with hard-to-reach population groups.

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FROM SAFETYNET TO SPRINGBOARD

Book News: April 23rd, 2009

This report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the future of care and support and the role the Commission can play in promoting human rights, equality and good relations, seeks to influence thinking in the run up to the Green Paper.

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THE DECIDING FACTOR: THE POWER OF ANALYTICS TO MAKE EVERY DECISION A WINNER

Book News: April 21st, 2009

By Larry E. Rosenberger and John Nash

Organisations and governments have made some poor decisions recently, and almost all would benefit from more fact-based and analytical approaches. This book provides clear methods and extensive examples for organizations that want to make better, faster, and more consistent decisions.

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TRANSFORMING YOUR LEADERSHIP CULTURE

Book News: April 16th, 2009

John B. McGuire and Gary Rhodes.

It is becoming more and more obvious that a developmental view of the human being is the core of any effective human change process. Transforming Your Leadership Culture is the latest book about how and why this is so, and how to implement it in your own organisation.

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GREEN STREETS

Book News: April 9th, 2009

By Matthew Lockwood and Reg Platt.

The Green Streets project, which was set up by British Gas as a social experiment in energy and carbon savings, resulted in gas demand on all households falling by almost 25 per cent. If all UK households were to see a similar fall, this would cut total demand for gas by over 8 per cent, representing about a third of current gas imports.

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