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?

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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

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

What’s your story? Chapter one

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We all have a friend or colleague who can tell a good tale. You know, that person you can always rely on to turn what could be the most mundane activity or circumstance into a real tale. They make it come to life. It’s the way they tell it. Their stories are memorable, you might… Read more

Aunt Austerity isn’t back – she never went away

In one of my first blogs I described Aunt Austerity. Like an embarrassing but infectiously addictive maiden aunt, Aunt Austerity can be described as dangerous and necessary in equal measures. She’s the family member who has probably outstayed her welcome by now and even when she leaves, you know she’ll be back… Well as I… Read more

Guest blog by Jim Brooks

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There’s no magic secret to surviving austerity. The public sector is shrinking by around 30% in a very short period of time. What took over 100 years to develop is being decimated on an annual basis in order to arrest the rate of increase in the national debt. But all of these efforts are undone… Read more

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