Tag Archives: consultancy

THE PRICE YOU PAY

If you haven’t seen today’s Daily Telegraph (1 June) I would encourage you to track one down and read the front page article on the use of agency staff in the NHS. The article descends into some slightly cheap journalism describing the nice houses that the bosses of the companies providing agency staff live in (I […]

ALL THIS AGGRAVATION AINT SATISFACTIONING ME

Working closely with local government as I do, I had to come to terms a long time ago with the acute (and sometimes frustrating) impact that public opinion can have on policy making. The big areas of responsibility for local authorities are those which can spark the most emotional and personal community responses – schools, […]

IT’S ONLY WORDS, AND WORDS ARE ALL I HAVE

There are very few days of my working life when I don’t find myself in the middle of a conversation far too similar to this Thick Of It sketch about the ‘quiet bat people’. This very week, a Head of Service asked that I changed some innocent wording in a report because he felt some […]

Can’t buy me (well, consultants) love

Consultants are used to getting flack, it comes with the territory, but today I read an article which I thought was unduly negative about the role that consultants can play in public sector reform. This article highlighted the appointment of Paul Rogers, a managing partner of US firm Bain & Company, to the Department for […]

SO, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TELL, HEAVEN FROM HELL?

Yesterday I spent some time thinking about the projects that I worked on back in the days when we were still getting excited about Gershon efficiency, and the idea of 30% budget reductions across the board would still have been a hilarious joke in the mineral water stocked meeting room. It struck me that on […]

I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU

My mum once told me that the day (long ago, sorry mum!) she decided not to be a social worker any longer, was when a quirk in policy and process at her council meant that a highly distressed mother and vulnerable child clearly in need of help came through the door, and her main concern […]

MY NAME IS PRINCE AND I AM FUNKY

This week, I have completed PRINCE2 training. Yes, I am finally a genuine part of the local government project management club. And it feels surprisingly good. PRINCE2 has become a rite of passage for anyone working on projects in the public sector (and especially local government). It is ubiquitous. A few years ago, at the […]

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