How I made a difference at work

May 2009
People Management;5/21/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p40
The article focuses on the experience of the Somerset County Council in England in changing its approach to human resources (HR) management. The council decided to apply a risk management approach to performance management on a case-by-case basis. A managers' guide to people management was also produced. The council learned that leadership plays an important role in initiating a cultural shift.


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