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British and Irish Ombudsman’s Association annual conference

May 20, 2010 News No Comments

By Megan Mathias Last week, Jorrit de Jong and I attended the BIOA conference, at the kind invitation of the Public Services Commissioner for Wales (and now Chair of BIOA), Peter Tyndall. We put a simple question to the gathered Ombudsfolk: are you doing enough to ensure the patterns of bureaucratic dysfunction you observe in […]

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Kafka Brigade paper on Bureaucratic Dysfunction

May 16, 2010 News No Comments

By Megan Mathias At the Winelands conference on Public Leadership, we presented a contribution of emerging learning from the Kafka Brigade’s action research. The paper is attached below. The paper was a joint effort by Irwin Turbitt, Jorrit de Jong and myself. Please email us with your thoughts! Kafka Brigade – public management theory in […]

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Talk to Cardiff Business School’s MPA cohort

May 16, 2010 News No Comments

By Megan Mathias, 16th May 2010 Last week, I was invited to present the Kafka Brigade to the executive Masters of Public Administration (MPA) programme at Cardiff Business School. The Kafka approach is – and will always be – a work in progress, and it was a great opportunity to reflect on what has worked […]

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Tackling the misery of abuse

May 7, 2010 News Comments Off on Tackling the misery of abuse

Walesonline, 7 January 2010 Tackling the misery of abuse Local coverage of the Kafka Brigade project on domestic violence in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Share savings communities make on public services, Minister urged

May 7, 2010 News Comments Off on Share savings communities make on public services, Minister urged

The Guardian, 18 November 2009 Share savings communities make on public services, Minister urged Allegra Stratton and Patrick Butler discuss a Young Foundation report commissioned by the First Secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne MP, which highlights the Kafka Brigade model.

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Councils can provide better services with less money

May 7, 2010 News No Comments

Walesonline, 18th March 2009 Councils can provide better services with less money Minister for Finance Andrew Davies believes the public sector in Wales can work more effectively and collaboratively. The minister has established an innovation unit focused on identifying best practice, whether it be the public, voluntary or private sectors – and not just in […]

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Winelands conference

May 7, 2010 News No Comments

By Megan Mathias In March, members of the Kafka Brigade from across the UK, USA and Netherlands attended the Winelands Conference at the beautiful Stellenbosch University in South Africa. We congregated with innovators around the world to share ideas on the topic of “Public Leadership for Added Citizen Value”. Excitingly, the Kafka Brigade contributed a […]

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