All posts tagged "Productivity"

  • The path to digital government

    88% of global government leaders say that automation is a priority for their organizations and they believe automation increases productivity, reduces operating expenses, and frees up employees to take on

    • Posted January 17, 2022
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  • Pandemic set to boost productivity, says Bank of England chief economist

    Leaving the Bank of England after seven years in the chief economist’s job, Andy Haldane painted an upbeat picture of the economic outlook as the pandemic eases: the UK has

    • Posted July 2, 2021
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  • Autumn for urbanism? Cities after the pandemic

    Since COVID-19 arrived, demand for homes and offices has moved out of city centres – raising questions over their future. Adam Branson asks whether this shift will endure, and considers

    • Posted June 28, 2021
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    Remote but together: the future of work in the civil service

    Requiring civil servants to work from home, the pandemic is set to boost existing moves to disperse officials away from expensive Whitehall property. But the relocation and Levelling Up agendas

    • Posted May 5, 2021
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  • UK data strategy signals new cross-government standards

    The UK government has published its National Data Strategy, setting out a series of actions to drive progress on civil service data management. Published by the Department for Digital, Culture,

    • Posted September 10, 2020
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  • Managing a distributed workforce now and beyond COVID-19

    Earlier this year, civil services worldwide found themselves having to transition thousands of employees to working remotely, often with just a few days’ notice. And as panellists explained during a

    • Posted August 11, 2020
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  • Strength in numbers: combined authorities and the levelling up agenda

    Bringing together local authorities under city-regional mayors, combined authorities can achieve far more than individual councils. At a GGF webinar, public servants and economists considered their role in the government’s

    • Posted July 31, 2020
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  • UK unions resist ‘back to work’ push

    UK civil service unions are challenging the government’s policy of pulling home-working staff back into their offices, with leaders suggesting that it is more interested in restoring city centre economies

    • Posted July 29, 2020
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  • Fitting COVID-19 into the infrastructure puzzle

    After years of stop-start work on a national infrastructure plan, the Treasury made capital investment a key element of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. Then COVID-19 struck, raising big questions

    • Posted July 26, 2020
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  • Responding to Covid-19: A public sector guide to continuity planning

    Before the start of the COVID pandemic, the capabilities of cloud computing and ERP platforms were already maturing fast. This was hastening adoption among public sector organizations, which need to

    • Posted June 5, 2020
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