Your Top Collaborators are Burnt Out and It’s Hurting the Business

It’s very likely that a handful of employees bring significant value to your company’s collaborative efforts. You may not know who these people are, but we guarantee your employees do. And that can be a problem—if collaboration is left unmanaged. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports that “In most cases, 20% to 35% of value-added…

Read on...

Government wastes £10bn patching up public services – The Institute for Government

19th October 2017 Dr Alice Lilly writes in the Guardian about the IfG’s latest edition of Performance Tracker. Source:  The Guardian Associated projects:  Performance Tracker Associated documents:  Performance Tracker: Autumn 2017 Associated Events:  Public service pressures facing the Chancellor and how he should tackle them Themes:  Performance Tracker Download pages:  0 Original source – The…

Read on...

Public sector ‘sticking plaster’ will cost £10bn – The Institute for Government

19th October 2017 The IfG’s latest Performance Tracker finds that plugging funding gaps in critical public services will cost £10 billion over the next five years without fixing deep-seated problems. Source:  The Times Associated projects:  Performance Tracker Associated documents:  Performance Tracker: Autumn 2017 Associated Events:  Public service pressures facing the Chancellor and how he should tackle…

Read on...

New research: Whitehall needs to focus on preventative policies – The Institute for Government

19th October 2017 Coverage of the IfG’s latest edition of Performance Tracker.  Source:  The MJ Associated projects:  Performance Tracker Associated documents:  Performance Tracker: Autumn 2017 Associated Events:  Public service pressures facing the Chancellor and how he should tackle them Themes:  Performance Tracker Download pages:  0 Original source – The Institute for Government

Read on...

Does Michel Barnier’s briefing document give Britain a big clue to his Brexit plan? – The Institute for Government

18th October 2017 Express reports on Michel Barnier’s briefing paper in the Brexit talks. References the IfG’s chart on options for post-Brexit trade.  Source:  Express Associated documents:  Brexit Brief: Options for the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU Themes:  Brexit Trade & Immigration Download pages:  0 Original source – The Institute for Government

Read on...

Prototyping for the Private Rented Sector – Policy Lab

It’s important to pack light when testing prototypes across the country. As well as being practical, you have to leave weighty assumptions on the platform at, in our case, Euston or Kings Cross.   Over the last few months Policy Lab has been working on a project commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local…

Read on...

Counties face mammoth £2.5bn funding ‘black hole’ by 2021

County authorities could suffer from a funding gap of £2.5bn by 2021, a new report released today has suggested. Analysis suggests that rising demand across the 37 county councils has contributed to a growing “black hole” between funding and application. The figures – provided by the County Councils Network…

Read on...

GOV.UK at 5: well-primed for the future – Government Digital Service

Kevin Cunnington, Director General, GDS Five years ago, with agencies and other departments, GDS took 2,000 government sites and turned them into a single publishing platform. We consolidated and simplified content, and turned it into tools where appropriate. It saved time, it saved money and it brought government together. Kevin Cunnington This work has been…

Read on...