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May 17

5 factors that determine the success of your PMO

More organisational projects are meeting their objectives and being completed within budget compared to five years ago, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report. The global Project Management Institute (PMI) survey of project management professionals charts current and future project management trends. Despite progress in the completion of projects, it found that organisations … Continue reading 5 factors that determine the success of your PMO

16
May 17

Engagement Ninjas – Building agency capabilities for better outcomes

There has never been a more important time to ensure we are engaging with our citizens – collaborating, co-designing and listening to those whose lives we impact with our programs, policies and regulations. As our world continues to evolve, we need to embrace the changes occurring and remain current, engage and deliver results. Building individual … Continue reading Engagement Ninjas – Building agency capabilities for better outcomes

09
May 17

The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

Author:Doris Gibb

Over my career I have pondered on this notion of work life balance and what it means for me. The privilege given to women to be who they want to be and to do whatever work they desire is tricky. It is not as simple as it seems and it means making constant choices about … Continue reading The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

09
May 17

How to have difficult conversations as a leader

Sometimes people let us down. They don’t live up to our expectations and don’t do ‘the right thing’. And sometimes it’s appropriate to tell them what they did – or didn’t do – and why it has made us unhappy, disappointed or even annoyed. But how do we do it? Or more importantly, how do we … Continue reading How to have difficult conversations as a leader

27
Apr 17

Rosalind Croucher’s ‘leadership recipes’

The APS definition of leadership draws upon the concept of ‘adaptive leadership’, introduced by Ronald Heifetz in 1994. Adaptive leadership is characterised as a ‘practice, not a position’, ‘not a theory’. It is the practice of mobilising people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. Contrasting ‘management’ and ‘leadership’, the adaptive approach offers ‘a set of … Continue reading Rosalind Croucher’s ‘leadership recipes’

18
Apr 17

Government spending on ICT up 50% to $9bn

Government spent an additional $3bn on IT infrastructure and services in the past 12 months, substantially increasing the average annual spend of $6bn. “That’s a total investment of over $9billion a year – 50% more than ever before,” Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor told a recent Tech Leaders Forum. Highlighting the … Continue reading Government spending on ICT up 50% to $9bn

13
Apr 17

Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

“It’s what you do, how you are able to go about your work and who is alongside you that matters the most when it comes to job satisfaction.” That’s according to a new report by Curtin University and Making Work Absolutely Human, titled ‘The happy workers: How satisfied are Australians at work?’ Some of the … Continue reading Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

12
Apr 17

Building a long term sustainable pavement management strategy

The Campbelltown City Council area has 718 kilometres of local road infrastructure assets, with a replacement cost of approximately $400 million. The rapid growth of Campbelltown City, from 25,000 residents in 1966 to more than 160,000 today, has required a significant investment in infrastructure, including the road network, to service the ever-growing residential, commercial and … Continue reading Building a long term sustainable pavement management strategy