Monthly Archives: November 2010

Take a deep breath…and then change, appreciatively

The coalition government’s programme develops apace. Whilst it looks to be largely about cuts, reductions, downsizing and closures, with significant reshaping, renewing or refocusing of what remains, in responding (we’re not yet at the proactive ‘predicting what’s next stage’ are we?) the challenge continues to be one of finding ways that protect what works well. To not do so risks losing so much of the excellent practice, innovation and new thinking that characterised some sections of our public services, despite the previous government’s apparent mania for top-down targets, with the attendant unintended consequences that they sometimes created. It’s exactly at… Read more
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