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H4 Consulting Brief – the best person(s) for the job

Publicly funded organisations deliver dynamic, specialised work, assembling a jigsaw puzzle of skills usually not found in a single person.  These organisations are expected to be both efficient and flexible, paying only modest salaries, but still able to quickly reconfigure resources.  Traditional models of recruiting for whole roles can mean paying underutilised, highly skilled staff

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H4 Consulting Brief – public enterprising

Publicly funded organisations are often criticised for being bureaucratic and slow, with rigid decision making hierarchies that stifle creativity.  Small businesses, by contrast, are often held up as examples of flat, energetic, and innovative enterprises.  Alternative models of collaborative management and ownership of small publicly funded enterprises have been proposed to leverage small [...]

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H4 Consulting Brief – most likely to succeed

Publicly funded organisations are essential to implementing policy decisions, but their role as contributors to policy debate is often undervalued.  Sources of policy advice have expanded, while traditional policy units have become increasingly engaged in selling the policy decisions made by politicians.  Good policy proposals are increasingly self-censored, based on assumed preferences of [...]