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Grosvenor honoured at Australian Business Awards 2017!

Winners for Business Excellence, Service Excellence and Employer of Choice

Grosvenor is thrilled and extremely proud to be recognised as ABA100 Winners in Business Excellence, Service Excellence and Employer of Choice at the 2017 Australian Business Awards, winning in all three categories entered. 

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Is it time to put government property under the microscope?

Why focus is needed on the public sector's 2nd highest operating cost

Government has been asked to do more with less for a long time now. But have government property functions, often the second highest operating cost after staff, ever been properly put under the microscope?

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Topics: Property Strategy, Property Advisory

Is the Victorian public sector evaluation ready?

The Commonwealth government increased its focus on program evaluation through the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act in 2013. The NSW government has just increased its focus on program evaluation through its outcome budgeting reforms this year. These changes have been made in recognition of the value of program evaluation at getting to the heart of whether a program or...

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Topics: Program Evaluation

Good governance and strong risk management: Needed more than ever

There have been a number of governance failings in Australian government organisations recently. These were different cases but both ultimately with the same outcome – the fraud of taxpayers and loss of community faith in those organisations.  Read on to learn why investment in good governance and strong risk management is needed more than ever.

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Topics: Organisational Review

3 Steps to Procurement Utopia

Procurement and contracting is more complex than many people realise. It's not simply buying goods and services to the cost, quality and time you need them.

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting

9 tried and tested ways to assess your program’s performance

If you're a program manager for a government entity, you may be spending a lot of your time trying to figure out how to assess your program’s performance in accordance with your organisation’s governance, performance and accountability rules or guidelines (eg NSW Government's Outcome Budgeting, or PGPA Act 2013).

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Program Evaluation

6 reasons why evaluation is a great opportunity for program managers

Government rules and guidelines for the effective governance, performance and accountability of programs expands the required performance information beyond the financial. Broader qualitative and quantitative performance information, evaluation and reporting is also expected and encouraged.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Program Evaluation

What causes your Facilities Management outsourcing to fail?

The main causes of facilities management outsourcing failure and how to fix it

I was talking to an industry colleague the other day when he said to me, ”We had a complete disaster with so and so organisation." When I asked why the answer was, “They got the model all wrong. It was never going to work.” Unfortunately this situation is far too common for major contracting and outsourcing of...

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Topics: CRE Service Delivery, Property Advisory

What suppliers think about your leadership

Do you know what your suppliers think about your leadership? Why should you care?

We know that your leadership style impacts supplier performance by 27%. Yet most organisations fly blind and don’t seek the feedback of suppliers on how to improve the way they lead.

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting, Supplier Management

Contract Extension Checklist: To extend or not to extend?

Long before your contract expires, you should be planning your approach to the contract close out phase. Of course it’s easier to just extend an existing contract. But is it best value for money? Does it effectively address your organisation’s risk exposure? A Contract Extension Checklist can help you make the best contract decision for your business.

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting, Supplier Management