Develop strategic awareness – three words that appeared in the learning and development section of my report last year. Being strategic! A big, scary, serious topic and surely a skill any civil servant strives for? It’s certainly a key requirement.
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The pull of Government press office can be seductive. It is an adrenaline junkies dream – fast-paced and no two days are the same. It is also politically exciting. You get to work on a daily basis with Ministers and.
Effecting behaviour change with SMEs is a challenge many of us are struggling with. In developing the HSE’s (Health and Safety Executive) latest asbestos safety campaign, we had to find ways to ‘nudge’ a notoriously hard-to-reach target audience of SME.
Nike has the ‘swoosh’, insurance has meerkats, and now internal communications has…drum roll…the ICEberg™ (patent pending). Not a large floating lump of frozen water – rather, the ‘Internal Communications Excellence’ berg. As the meerkats would say, the idea is “simples.”.
The Number 10 digital team are now accepting applications for the 2015/16 digital secondment and development programme for current civil servants. For more information about the programme and how to apply see GCS secondments Guest blogger and recent secondee Chris Kirk.