The Human Element aims to challenge assumptions to improving organisations. It is not a textbook or even a handbook but reads like the product of hundreds of different and stimulating conversations.What shines out from the first page is the author’s unflinching belief in people’s capacity to improve organisations, services and experiences for people.
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Toby Blume catches his breath after a year of new ideas and predicts 2012 will be one of action for all those involved in civil society
In practice our work has generated a new paradigm of integrated investment and delivery arrangements. The centrepieces of this reform work are a joint commissioning hub (being led by Salford’s director of public health) and a joint prevention and early intervention delivery model at neighbourhood level.
It is however a time when we need to recognise that nature controls us and not the other way around. We cannot conjure food out of thin air. We have to compromise.
Brendan Nevin argues there’s a mismatch between the coalition government’s approach to housing and the social and economic reality on the ground
Confucius said that ‘Money is round and it rolls away’. Well over the last year, it has certainly rolled away from many of places. No growth, stalled development, job losses, growing inequality and failing town centres are a feature of our local economies.
So far the Big Society seems to mean ‘You’re all in this together’: it’s about time the government joined in.
The importance of human-scale institutions has been a key theme throughout David Boyle’s work. Now the former journalist has written a guide to restoring ‘the human element’ to organisations.
Julia Unwin argues poverty in the UK should not be accepted as a fact of life, but that its eradication requires a new course of action.
The Portas Review offers warm words on making town centres into quality places – yet the aspects dealing with movement threaten to undermine this positive picture.