Is there enough innovation in the public sector?

innovation

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

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

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

How much? Why you need to know the cost of austerity

‘How much does it cost’ must be one of the most used phrases in business, spanning both the public and private sectors. In fact, it’s a standard question we seem to constantly face in all walks of life. And for very good reason. With all the current austerity measures going on at the moment, and… Read more

Delivering the perfect pitch for survival

Delivering the perfect pitch for survival

Imagine the Coliseum in Ancient Rome, filled with a frenzied crowd. And imagine the Emperor seeking some direction from the spectators before he gives a ‘thumbs up/thumbs down’ to the gladiator before him. The common assumption is that ‘thumbs down’ means the gladiator must perish. Leaving aside the historical accuracy of that assumption, you want… Read more

Clarity – the first step to becoming cherished

Clarity the first step to being cherished

Clarity is something that really should be more commonplace than it is. Whether you work in the public, private or third sector, clarity will get you far. It’s also the first step to becoming CHERISHed. Quite simply, in all aspects of life, if you want people to genuinely care about something you have to firstly… Read more

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