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To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... of standards and schemas to which they would all work. They met regularly after that to review and update these, with proposed changes being put forward, discussed and agreed by them all. None of this ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

... real and lasting change. So what’s the problem? Why wouldn’t it work? And where does that leave the sector? No-one can possibly know for certain what the introduction of LGDS would mean for local government. ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 1

Created on 25 October 2015. Posted in Our blog

... government sector have looked on enviously at what was (at least perceived to be) a cross-cutting team taking on some huge challenges and who both weren't afraid to make sweeping changes but also had the ...

Escaping the Green Belt

Created on 30 September 2015. Posted in Our blog

... don’t have to abolish the green belt in its entirety – the political interest in protecting arbitrary NIMBY policies will never fade – but we can make some small changes to it to improve our housing situation ...

100 days in office and all that...

Created on 23 August 2015. Posted in Our blog

... Corry, of substantial future funding for outcome focussed results offers the potential for genuine collaborative work on preventative, cross-cutting solutions.  If true, this fund may be the game changer ...

The next steps for equalities?

Created on 02 June 2015. Posted in Our blog

... inequalities continue. New research providing a bird’s eye view of equalities practice down the decades shows that many ideas have been resistant change. Whereas society has changed greatly over the ...

Taking it offline

Created on 27 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... circumstances that inevitably evolve as people and work changes. It understands that in many situations a work-aloud policy is a good default, but sometimes this needs to be complemented by an offline ...

Time to elect a new system?

Created on 26 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

After our recent article looking at the scandal of uncontested elections, the Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society Katie Ghose got in touch to highlight just how endemic the problem is and ...

What happens next?

Created on 13 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

... to pull all of this together as a menu of options for central government.  Much as the LGA's excellent "First 100 Days of the Next Government" has set out a range of proposals for radical change to help ...

So Long and Thanks For All the Flags

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Our blog

It’s a funny thing, change and loss. Sometimes (as the song says) you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, whilst at other times change can be met with more relief than a cold beer at the end of ...

Things I learned at 'What Next for Local Government'

Created on 01 April 2015. Posted in Our blog

... us who aspire to lead change in local government (in whatever small way) is how to unite the two elements.  4) Stories are important. I was very taken by an comment from Dom who was complaining about ...

An Exchange of Ideas

Created on 27 February 2015. Posted in Our blog

... recent example appeared on my Twitter feed while I had the time to dig a little deeper… FutureGov recently wrote a blog discussing a report by Policy Exchange (PX), and they introduced it thusly [1]: ...

Reflections on UKGC15

Created on 28 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... repeat previous mistakes all over again. The other side… I have to admit; attending GovCamp after leaving local government was a little bit different. It has changed the way I think slightly; not in ...

#UKGC15

Created on 21 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... this makes any difference at all as to what I get out of the day, but it’s not changed my excitement levels at all. I’m also in the position of having work colleagues joining me for the first time, as ...

2015 will be the year of…

Created on 14 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... on a desktop. Attack of the Drones There have been countless stories over the past year of how drones are going to change everything. I don’t think they are going to personally, at least not in the ...

The boy who cried wolf

Created on 03 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... will happen simultaneously – we might, on the basis of our ingenuity and the resilience of our residents, survive but the State might be so fundamentally changed that it represents (to continue our stretched ...

The Comms2point0 Unawards are coming...

Created on 10 November 2014. Posted in Our blog

... change activity sponsored by Public Sector Customer Services Forum 8. Best piece of creative comms sponsored by Capacity Grid 9. Best freebie or low cost communications campaign 10. Best email marketing sponsored ...

Tattoos are a choice you will need to live with

Created on 18 August 2014. Posted in Our blog

... facial designs for instance, do not change who they are as a person; they would still be able to do their jobs from their perspective as well as before they got inked. What changes however is how they ...

Cricket and Councils; more alike than you'd think

Created on 29 July 2014. Posted in Our blog

... instantly to demands to change gear and direction. Taken over the duration of the match titanic struggles are played out, with the balance of success teetering one way or another rbased on the decisions ...