It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the PPMA front. A flurry of media activity have resulted in me commenting on a range of issues from pay restraint to the minimum wage for young people to flexible working to the trend in new job titles for senior staff in the public sector.
I’ve also been out and about representing PPMA. Monday saw me back in my old stomping ground of the North West region where I gave a presentation on the role of HR. Big thanks go to Alison and Lisa for making me so welcome. Its great to see the region thriving and developing. I’m also grateful to our friends and colleagues at The MJ, Dave Lawrence and Heather Jameson, for their sponsorship at the meeting.
Today I’ve been to Birmingham to speak at a national Organisational Development programme run by the IDeA and Stanton Marris. I spoke on the topic of organisational design and there was a lot of interest from participants who are about to start their own restructure programmes. The whole issue of transformation, cost cutting and organisational design will be covered in a number of skills sessions at the PPMA Conference so if you haven’t yet booked your place please take a look and reserve your spot!