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GCS membership – an offer you won’t want to refuse

Posted on February 10, 2014, in Front page news, GCN, Professional Development, Talent and Leadership, Working in Government, with 2 comments

In The Godfather, Don Corleone utters the immortal words “I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse”.  Those of you who have seen the film will recall that it is less of an offer and more of a threat designed.

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A matter of trust

Posted on February 6, 2014, in Discussion, Evaluation, Front page news, GCN, Guest Blog, Innovation and new thinking, Professional Development, Top tips/how to, with 2 comments

Humans are naturally disposed to trust.  We trust doctors, nurses and bus drivers.  We trust family, neighbours and colleagues.  We trust complete strangers to give us directions because our instinct is that they’ll tell the truth. But as technology leaps.

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DWP – treating our colleagues as stakeholders in change

Posted on February 5, 2014, in Front page news, Innovation and new thinking, Internal Communications, Partnerships and Stakeholders, PR and Campaigns, Working in Government, with 0 comments

In 2010 the Government announced plans for the biggest reform of the welfare state for 60 years. Changes affecting millions of UK citizens would be delivered by the government’s biggest delivery department – the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)..

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‘On the Origin of Internal Comms’

Posted on February 4, 2014, in Front page news, Guest Blog, Innovation and new thinking, Internal Communications, Professional Development, Working in Government, with 0 comments

Back in 1859 Charles Darwin sent an advance copy of a new book he’d written to the Quarterly Review, a well-respected literary periodical. The editor, a Mr Elwin, read the book, thought it had merit, but feared that the subject.

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Cabinet Office opens its doors to Press Office secondees

Posted on February 3, 2014, in Front page news, Modernising Press Office, Professional Development, Talent and Leadership, with 0 comments

The Cabinet Office communications team is a high profile and pressurised team delivering communications work as part of the combined No. 10/Cabinet Office operation, 24/7. The Press Office is looking for secondees from the communications profession to join its Press.

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