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The People Manager

Blair McPherson is a former local authority director and author of a number of management books, including Equipping Managers for an Uncertain Future and An Elephant in the Room. Follow him on Twitter: @blairmcpherson1

All posts from: December 2011

Pointing the finger

Posted by Blair McPhersonThu, 8 Dec 2011

Pointing the finger of blame at one individual is often convenient for a lot or people, but

Is community care, as we know it, dead?

Posted by Blair McPhersonTue, 6 Dec 2011

Reports of the death of community care have not been exaggerated.

When is whistleblowing not whistleblowing?

Posted by Blair McPhersonMon, 5 Dec 2011

I was recently surprised to hear an NHS board member described as a whistleblower, given their position and power.

The strikes don't mean staff don't like doing their job

Posted by Blair McPhersonFri, 2 Dec 2011

Generally across the public sector, staff remain committed to providing a high standard of service to the client or end user. Keeping morale high should be a line manager’s priority in a time of organisational cuts and structure changes.