Saturday, July 25, 2015

Coming together is a beginning

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
-Henry Ford knew why the internet would thrive ...

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that people who like their bosses and their work environments get as much pleasure from weekdays as they do from weekends.
A lot of social benefits derive from "the camaraderie of the water cooler," as Derek Thompson put it in last month's Atlantic cover story. We don't know what to do with too much leisure time.
When not sleeping or doing chores, most Americans spend a good chunk of the weekend - more than three hours - in front of the TV, according to the most recent American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This Man Took On Fox News And Became A Hero To His City ThinkProgress. Chuck L: “Every self-respecting person, not to mention politician, should respond to ambushes by Faux News staff as this man did.”

 The UK public sector lacks the skills, funding and culture to effectively deliver digital public services - or move to a universal online delivery platform for all public-facing services - despite widespread recognition that this will cut costs and improve efficiencies, according to research by Deloitte.
*Report -
The Ascent of Digital: Understanding and accelerating the Public Sector’s evolution
*Media release

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Secretaries approve APS manifesto for management revolution
Mandarin -  The Australian Public Service is moving to flatter management structures with increased spans of control on the recommendation of the National Commission of Audit, but it is not an exercise in cost-cutting, according to the APS Commission.
See Guide -
APS framework for optimal management structures

Canberra, not Constantinople: Taxpayers confused over ATO’s Turkish instructions as tax time issues continue
 Frustrated taxpayers claiming parts of the Australian Taxation Office’s website was defaulting to a Turkish-language page on the GST margin scheme took to Twitter to voice their concerns on Friday afternoon.

Three Sydney Hooters restaurants go into administration after superannuation claims Sydney Morning Herald. EM again cannot resist: “I believe the correct phrase is ‘…go t*** up’.” Via Naked Capitalism!