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

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

The end of austerity? I’d put the celebrations on ice

The end of austerity?

The new chancellor Philip Hammond has signalled a scaling back of austerity and it has been reported that the economy is now entering a “new phase”. But what does that mean for public sector spending – and does it also mean that I need to start penning my next book? I’d hold off any street… Read more

Start your CHERISH journey – four tips to success

Start your cherish journey

In the second of my two part blog on starting your CHERISH journey, it’s important to gather your thoughts and ideas before embarking upon any programme of change. What are the outcomes you want to achieve and what does success look like? In my book How to Survive Austerity I take readers through the whole… Read more

Are you ready to be cherished?

Are you ready to be cherished

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few weeks (well done – I’m glad you’re still with me) you’ll have read about the importance of being cherished – particularly for those of you who work within public services as the sector continues to face huge challenges and unprecedented cuts. Here’s my previous CHERISH… Read more

How great is the threat we face?

How great is the threat we face

As I was finishing writing How to Survive Austerity (which is now available to buy on Amazon), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, had just delivered the conclusions of the 2015 Spending Review. So as local authorities up and down the country prepare to deliver budgets for the next financial year, it seemed timely to… Read more

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