Lack of public faith a test for public sector managers

In Policy On September 30, 2014 0 658 0

Accenture has come out with a report that looks at U.S. work force demographics and the dangers of what it calls “disconnected government” with its multiple, overlapping programs aimed, in this case, at solving the problems of the American labour system....

A cool approach to time management

As I rush-rush-rush through the day, I occasionally remember the notion of “cool time” from a book published 12 years ago by Toronto time management consultant Steve Prentice....

It takes courage to lead in today’s public sector

What are the traits that will define the next generation of successful public service leaders? Managerial aplomb? Policy expertise? An ability to ‘speak truth to power’? How about courage, humility and resilience?...

Governance, risk management and decisions

I had a busy month reading about governance, risk management and value. First, a great research paper titled Postmoder n IT from Gartner, which had the following quote: Governance prefers the known: Reality revels in surprise.” ( Gartner analyst Chris Howard ) Recently, I wrote about governance and the correct balance in applying governance. Governance needs to be flexible enough...

A band of cities: Alliance opens avenues for investors

The economic development agencies of 12 municipalities have banded together to bring their interests to the attention of foreign investors. The logic is that they are stronger as a team, and that they can direct investors to the city that will best meet their needs for setting up shop in the Great White North....

Case study: Implementing analytics

In ICT On September 26, 2014 0 534 0

More and more of us are watching high profile events such as the Olympics and the World Cup on our computers, tablets and phones. As the official broadcaster of many of these events, that has created a challenge for the CBC that also affects many media and other organizations developing online content:...

Student research: Impressive and making a difference

For the first time, the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (CUEE) sponsored a student track of research presentations at the Canadian Evaluation Society’s national conference in June....

How to keep your talent

In HR On September 24, 2014 0 589 0

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Five trends shaping the integration of services

Governments around the world are integrating services as a means of improving the capacity and effectiveness of their social support systems. Canadian governments are among a number of leading innovators....

Are you getting the most from your internal audit function?

Today’s business environment changes rapidly to adjust to evolving conditions and government priorities. In these times of economic constraint, internal auditors can do so much more than simply test for compliance with policy and regulations;...