Category Archives: challenge

Hindsight or learning for the future?

It is saddening to hear the response from the Government has been to rely on talking about hindsight and how the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ – a word that has been more than overused in the past 18 months. This is an opportunity to start to look at what action was taken and how we can look at improving for the inevitable future crises including pandemics. But the approach has been to try to defend the position and all the actions that were taken. No crisis response is perfect and there is always something to take, change, review and develop form every situation. Continue reading

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What next for policing?

I have seen officers rush into dangerous situations to protect people. I have seen detectives deal with some of the most horrific crimes and push themselves until they saw the offender charged, in court and then in prison. I have seen family liaison officers spend hours, days and months supporting families going through the worst point in their lives. Continue reading

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Is your communication just wallpaper?

The use of well worn phrases can become as familiar as wallpaper and quickly become ignored by people. Continue reading

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Jumping to a second chance

While the world was whizzing by this weekend was about some quality time at home. I am lucky that as well as being my office my home has always felt like a haven away from the hustle and bustle. My … Continue reading

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Walk in the same footsteps

Whether it is double standards or not, the fact that it appears this way is incredibly damaging. Continue reading

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Involving the people: a Norwegian perspective on introducing healthcare IT projects

“Involvement is the most important thing that we have done,” Sigrun Berge Engen Continue reading

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What really is freedom?

Crisis messaging needs to be very carefully considered, reviewed, discussed and then revised or used. Continue reading

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Here we go again

There is concern or at the worst mistrust of announcements that are played out in Parliament, which for many is a world away from their daily lives. Continue reading

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The seeds of confusion

It may have been an oversight or a breakdown in communication but the confusion of the past 24 hours has the potential to damage confidence. Continue reading

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How far will you go?

As a young reporter I remember going for an interview for a role and being asked ‘how far would to go to get a story?’ and then being given a set of scenarios. Continue reading

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