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Robin Ryde: Build Your Organisation

19 September 2014

Leaders across the civil service are wrestling with change management. Here’s how to rise to the challenge

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Build your skills: Zahir Irani

19 September 2014

An MBA has long opened doors in the business world – but the qualification is just as valuable to civil servants

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Opinion: Ian Watmore on the Olympics

17 September 2014

Former Cabinet Office perm sec Ian Watmore explains why the Olympics worked so well – and how officials avoided pitfalls such as political meddling and hasty deadlines

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Interview: Jonathan Jones

18 September 2014

Winnie Agbonlahor meets the new Treasury solicitor and head of the legal profession, Jonathan Jones – a man trying to bring all the government’s lawyers into a single force

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Lunch with... Dominic Jermey

26 August 2014

Just a month after Dominic Jermey started his new job as chief executive of UK Trade and Investment, he spoke to Winnie Agbonlahor. 

Sir David Normington, first civil service commissioner

Interviewing the interviewer

22 August 2014

First civil service commissioner Sir David Normington is normally the one asking the questions: it's his job to chair top-level Whitehall recruitments. Matt Ross turns the tables, quizzing...

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Round table: Castles in the Cloud

11 September 2014

Cloud technologies could help build the civil service of tomorrow, but there are substantial challenges to overcome. Gill Hitchcock reports on a round table discussion of how civil servants can...

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Event Report: Dugher speaks up in defence of civil service

11 September 2014

Labour’s Cabinet Office spokesman is on a charm offensive. Winnie Agbonlahor reports on his plans for Whitehall reform

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Policy in action: mutuals

8 September 2014

Some view mutuals as a brave new world; others, as a sneaky way to push privatisation. CSW hears from those who’ve made the leap.

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Culture: Colosseo Restaurant

1 August 2014

I’m considering writing a tome on etiquette for office workers. Some rules are set in stone (eg. be polite to temps, because you never know how long they’ll be here). Others are up for...

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Travel: Budapest, Hungary

6 June 2014

When you don’t have the time to go on long holidays, planning the perfect weekend get-away becomes of crucial importance: the ideal spot should be far away, but easy to reach; warm, but not too...

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Restaurant: Olivelli

25 May 2014

It’s nice to have a regular restaurant; one in which a meal is both a special occasion, and a deeply comfortable experience. And in recent years, with a few old friends I’ve found just such a...