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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 Improvement

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

Managing performance of intangible policy objectives

When governments develop new policies and implement programs to deliver on those policies, there is much to consider in terms of achieving good governance. There is often considerable effort put into delivery planning, compliance and even risk management, but typically managing performance of a program in terms of delivering on the policy objectives is given scant attention.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Program Evaluation

Top 3 Success Factors to becoming a Flexible Workplace

Observations of Private Sector Success for Public Sector Property Managers

By Kent Stuart

More and more, large private sector organisations are making the successful change to flexible workplaces, providing Public Sector property managers with compelling case studies on how to improve the effectiveness of their own workspaces. 

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

Flexible working: An inevitability; not a possibility

3 Global Forces reshaping our workplaces

By Kent Stuart

The move to flexible workplaces is not a management fad or just a new way of dressing up old, ‘open plan’ office space.

The development and ongoing adoption of flexible working arrangements, by organisations big and small, is an inevitable consequence of the impact of three global forces reshaping the way we work.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

Why you need program evaluation to assess program performance

PGPA Act recommendation

Grosvenor assisted the Department of Finance to develop Resource Management Guide 131 Good Performance Information (formerly RMG 125), technical guidance for the development of performance information.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Program Evaluation

Performance management under PGPA Act 2013

Preparing for new performance management and reporting requirements under PGPA Act 2013

With the Department of Finance, Grosvenor Management Consulting developed the Resource Management Guide 131 Good Performance Information (formerly RMG 125) for the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

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Topics: Organisational Improvement, Program Evaluation

The key to effective stakeholder engagement

A strategic and consistent approach

By Mira Shennan

It’s no secret that effective and efficient stakeholder engagement is a key element to the success of any organisation. Every day, organisations communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in every aspect of their operations. However, when analysing our clients’ stakeholder engagement approaches, it becomes evident...

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Topics: Organisational Improvement

The Change Journey

A practical starting point for public sector change managers

Public sector organisations are dominated by change

Change is part and parcel of achieving improvement, but its implementation journey can be challenging and resource-intensive.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement

Could my organisation benefit from outsourcing?

By Adam O'Brien

Many organisations are facing this, sometimes controversial, question right now.

For example, the Federal Department of Human Services is, very publicly, trying to grapple with this question in testing opportunities for outsourcing some or all of its back-of-house processing and payment functions.

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Topics: Organisational Improvement

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