What does the future hold for the public sector?

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Continued budget deficits, funding cuts, reduced resources…we are all aware that the public sector is going through a radical period of change. So what does the future hold for the new public sector? There is a key issue about innovation and doing things differently. And that ‘different’ comes at a much lower cost. So this… Read more

Is there enough innovation in the public sector?

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Now let’s be honest. When many people (clearly not from the public sector), think about innovation in the workplace, new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things, the public sector doesn’t automatically spring to mind. But are they being a little unfair? At a time when the public sector is under pressure to deliver more… Read more

Big bang ideas or back to basics?

Big bang ideas

You know the drill: new big bang ideas, techniques and processes are brought in with a big fanfare. Everyone rushes around doing loads of ‘stuff ’. The super-keen one amongst you all brush up the new jargon and new ways of behaving. And you start thinking about the best way to annoy those of your colleagues… Read more

STPs – why engagement and collaboration is key

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So a report published this week by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that Government has a lot to do to reassure the public. The report also said that sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are delivering efficiencies and ‘not just a cover for cuts in services.’ This isn’t the first time engagement around STPs has been called into question,… Read more

The harsh reality of health and social care

Health and social care

It’s starting to feel like a long, drawn out breakup. Everyone knows it isn’t working but no-one wants to admit that there just isn’t a solution to the problem. If it was a break up it would go a bit like this: “I have to be open and honest with you and say what we’ve… Read more

Watch Mike Gill’s interview with Clarity TV

Mike Gill was recently interviewed by Clarity TV, part of the channel’s Interviews of Distinction series, about his book How to Survive Austerity. Find out more about Mike’s experience in the public sector, why he wrote the book and which four people from history he’d invite to a dinner party. How to Survive Austerity: A… Read more

Why we don’t always need to think big

The world has never changed so fast and the public sector is far from exempt from such change. The needs of the general public, the economy, technological advances and new ways of working have all changed the shape and scope of the public sector over the past few years. Static is no longer an option… Read more

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