Vital distinction: Information and advice
The importance of thinking outside the box
In “Public sector, disrupted”, a recent study published by Deloitte, a question is asked: why do organizations in the private sector offer higher quality services or products for a cheaper price, while organizations in the public sector do the exact opposite?
Collective leadership drives major projects management
The federal Major Projects Deputy Ministers’ Committee oversees the implementation of the Major Projects Management Office initiative set up to improve the regulatory framework for review of major natural resource projects (such as mines and pipelines).
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Policy and the ethical dilemmas of scientific breathrough
At a time when technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before, there is incredible pressure on the government to keep up. And although many breakthroughs won’t become mainstream for years to come, the issues are so complex that the government must start thinking about them now.
Communicating in 140 characters
It should matter to citizens that governments in office continue to explore how to use social media such as Twitter. As, by the way, are the media. It should matter because social media can remove the so-called gatekeeper function played by both senior officials (in government) and editors (in news organizations)...
Why communication in the workplace matters
We live in an age where society is increasingly preoccupied with the notion of happiness in the workplace. Why? Because happiness is linked to productivity: the more valued the employee feels, the more he or she will be inclined to contribute to his or her organization.