Weeknotes: 19 to 23 October 2020 – Matt Edgar writes here

Caption from murals at Wallington, which I visited during my week off Back to weeknoting after a hiatus when my time was consumed with other things. Thanks to Rachel for the nudge I needed to get back into the habit. What inspired me this week? All the stuff that happened while I was on leave…

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SURVEY: Public sector communicators are stressed, often abused but feel as though they are working for the common good – The Dan Slee Blog » LOCAL SOCIAL: Is it time for a Local localgovcamp?

Public sector communications and PR people in the pandemic say they have endured verbal abuse, stress and a lack of leadership. But they are buoyed by a strong sense of working for the common good across police, fire, NHS, central and local government. That’s the top lines from more than 450 people from across the…

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Digitising parliaments: it took a pandemic – mySociety

Thanks to all who attended the second in our series of TICTeC Seminars this week: and if you weren’t able to attend, catch up with the video or read the collaborative notes taken during the session. Many thanks, too, to our panelists, who spoke so knowledgeably and engagingly about the experiences of parliaments around the…

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6 tips for successful service mapping – dxw

Each month dxw host a Service Design Breakfast meetup. The meetup is for people working across the service design industry to get together (virtually) and chat about the topics we care about. It’s always a great discussion where we pool our experience and generate collective insight. Last month, we talked about service mapping. It’s something…

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Buying digitally, with social purpose – Government Digital Service

Improving procurement globally has benefits for citizens, civil servants and governments around the world. It helps tackle corruption and improves services for users. With the global cost of corruption being more than an estimated US$2.6 trillion every year, and with businesses and individuals paying more than US$1 trillion in bribes every year, it also has…

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The everlasting hunt for the hum – Catherine Howe

I’ve been thinking about meetings a lot this week…..while in a lot of meetings. It’s been odd joining an organisation during what we can officially refer to as Strange Times. The thing I have found most difficult is in finding the rhythm of the place. Every team and organisation has what I call a ‘hum’…

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