One of the early and ongoing impacts of COVID-19 has been the forced shift to working from home for large proportions of the workforce. This briefing looks at the occupations and spatial patterns of remote workers in Australia and the trend’s possible implications for the future of work and the future of cities.
Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?
The C19 National Foresight Group’s report to explore government communications with the public about the pandemic highlights significant concerns about and barriers to the effective management and control of further spread of Covid-19 in the UK.
The shift to remote working brought on by Covid-19 has the potential to open up an array of economic and environmental opportunities for Ireland’s regions. By supporting remote working, policymakers could promote a wider range of options for workers and open opportunities for business solutions, allowing integration and coworking across regions to address regional imbalances.
In this briefing, Zoe Pappas and Jess Cossens from Right Lane Consulting draw on their experience as strategy experts to identify ways local governments can ‘power up’ their strategic planning process.
Whilst the lockdown may be easing the way local government, like all organisations, will operate in the future is still uncertain. At least in the short term, there is likely to be a continued emphasis on home working and using online platforms to communicate ‘face to face’. So, what about how we interview and recruit…
This workshop is designed to equip presenters with a fundamental range of skills that will enable them to make presentations professionally and confidently in a number of settings with particular focus on using platforms such as Zoom and Teams. It focuses on aspects concerned both with content and process and gives practical tips to overcome…
How can councils retain lessons learned from the lockdown in maintaining and developing a positive organisational culture in a changed world?
More services are being provided in-house by local and central government, with Covid-19 accelerating the move away from outsourcing. But has outsourcing really had its day? A new Institute for Government report sets out what councils should ask when deciding whether to insource.
Three months after the launch of LGiU Australia, Merle Zierke looks at what we have delivered so far and explores some of the results we’ve had so far from our user survey.