Archives for September 2013

THE CASE FOR INVESTING IN FLEET MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Features, PublicNet: 6 September, 2013

Fleet management is important for organisations operating large field based work forces in the public, private and third sectors. In this article Mark Forrest looks at the economic case for investment.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT A DISASTER – OFFICIAL

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 September, 2013

The dire reports about failures in the flagship welfare reform programme published in Publicnet during the last few months now have the official stamp of approval. The NAO report published today reveals the scale of the disaster and the magnitude of the challenge to redeem the situation.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT FACING CULTURAL CHALLENGE

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 September, 2013

The radical reform programme, which will roll major benefits into a single payment, is facing a major cultural challenge as it also evolves a complex IT system.

In an article in the Daily Telegraph, Howard Shiplee, a former Olympics executive who was drafted in to direct the scheme, said he is focusing on ensuring that the “cultural elements” of the welfare reform programme are introduced while an “enhanced” IT system is being developed.

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FROM SMART TO WISE: ACTING AND LEADING WITH WISDOM

Book News, PublicNet: 3 September, 2013

In this book Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou provide a fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity

Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader’s focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly.

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CALL FOR METROPOLITAN POLICE TO REPLACE OLD AND COSTLY IT SYSTEMS

Headlines, PublicNet: 2 September, 2013

The Metropolitan Police should replace out-of-date, ineffective and overly-expensive systems and invest in new technology. The call comes in a report from the London Assembly.

Decades of under investment has left the Met with 750 separate systems, of which 70 per cent are already redundant. This will rise to 90 per cent by 2015. Some 85 per cent of its ICT budget is spent on maintaining old technology, some of which dates back to the 1970s.

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