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Hi Steve. You asked for thoughts about what we might do for 2010. I wonder if there may be a way to get people together to develop some technological skills with web 2.0 and web 3.0 coming up? I'm just learning as I go and probably missing out on heaps, so if there are any other Ozloopers out there who would like to skill themselves up maybe there are some of you who can donate some time to the technologically challenged. Would certainly help us in the job market and to identify where we can… Continue

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:56pm

Is the GFC over?

Yesterday at work our weekly online newspaper announced yet another reduction in the budget across public sector agencies over the next 4 years. There is a part of me that has sighed with relief that we (Australia) have avoided the GFC. But a voice in my head keeps saying no we are going to get hit hard. I watch with interest the arguments over what is really a pathetic emissions trading scheme that won't make much difference to the environment, and all the politicians and global warming… Continue

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 7:27pm

Management styles

I'm interested to know what people's experience of their management has been. I'm currently in the early stages of a PhD which will be looking at the psychological contract in the public sector. A friend of mine who is a psychologist who occasionally does some work in the APS, informed me that the most common reason why public sector employees are going to EAP's these days is bullying. That's not a great commendation. There is a huge amount of literature going back decades that talks about the… Continue

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

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At 9:15pm on September 23, 2009, steve davies said…
Hi Kerry - Would like to be quicker, but this is nigh on my second job.
At 7:44pm on September 21, 2009, steve davies said…
Hi Kerry - Challenge in constructive ways for sure. Problem is, I suspect, is that 'challenge' is seen as a heresy.

Ta - Please pass on the OZloop link so we can grow.

Steve D

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