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Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People wants to speed things up
Whitehall needs to build stronger specialist skills; CSW editor Matt Ross argues, it will only succeed if it’s willing to challenge the status quo
A more effective European strategy on network and information security could help provide a boost to growth and employment, says Udo Helmbrecht.
Big data has the potential to completely transform our economy, boosting growth and competitiveness. Pilar del Castillo Vera explains why the EU must act now.
The referendum offered a neat demonstration of the civil service’s capabilities. Now we must learn from its experiences
Pre-election contacts have now begun between opposition and perm secs, but this flawed system should be improved
Civil servants achieve so much for the public good, argues Dave Penman, but rarely get the praise they deserve: their leaders should sing their praises more loudly – even if it gets the critics irate
Former UK Border Agency chief executive Rob Whiteman writes about the challenges and frustrations of heading up, and ultimately dismantling, the organisation
Leaders across the civil service are wrestling with change management. Here’s how to rise to the challenge
An MBA has long opened doors in the business world – but the qualification is just as valuable to civil servants
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
A monthly interview with people who've crossed organisational and sectoral boundaries to join a new working world.
Perspectives from outside the civil service
Improving board performance would reduce staff turnover and cut the number of costly project failures.
Lord Browne of Madingley, Lead Non-Executive Director, HM Government offers and overview of the progress the civil service has seen in recent years.
"I trailblazed freedom of information on Whitehall"
Picking the right civil service CEO is important. But, FDA general secretary Dave Penman argues that any candidate will encounter the job's structural challenges.
The secret of great leadership lies not in management books, but in learning to identify and understand your emotions.
CSW magazine is full of white men. But don't shoot the messenger: we're depicting the reality of Whitehall's top leadership.
Picking the right civil service CEO is important. But any candidate will encounter the job's structural challenges.
Civil service organisations must be agile to succeed – but they’re bound in chains of hierarchy and deference, argues Robin Ryde
Sailing into uncharted waters, the civil service has no rules on how to help the coalition parties prepare for an election.
After several bruising years, civil servants need the support and funds to achieve ministers’ goals – or the recovery could prompt an exodus
Too many organisational cultures push clever people into doing daft things. The solutions start at the top.