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Top insights from the 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer Report: A collision of trust, innovation, and politics

Top insights from the 2024 Edelman Trust Barometer Report: A collision of trust, innovation, and politics

The Edelman Trust Barometer provides crucial insights into global trust in various institutions, from government and media. The report serves as a pulse check on the current state of public trust and is vital for anyone working in public purpose work. IPAA Queensland shares key insights from this year’s report.

“Let us just get on with it”: Hybrid working in the Australian Public Sector

“Let us just get on with it”: Hybrid working in the Australian Public Sector

Hybrid working is no longer the ‘the new normal’, but is an embedded, business as usual practice. Know how managers in the Australian Public Service can foster flexibility, autonomy, and trust to enhance team performance. Here are some ways based on a study by Dr Uma Jogulu and Dr Judy Lundy from Edith Cowan University, Professor Sue Williamson from UNSW, and Dr Helen Taylor from Charles Sturt University.

Making the most out of flexible working in the public sector

Making the most out of flexible working in the public sector

Giving frank and clear advice isn’t always straightforward – no matter what level you’re at within the public service. In a recent episode of Work with Purpose, Dr Christiane Gerblinger, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, shares some practical tips on how policy experts can improve the way they give advice to increase the chance of it being taken up.

How to write convincing policy advice

How to write convincing policy advice

Giving frank and clear advice isn’t always straightforward – no matter what level you’re at within the public service. In a recent episode of Work with Purpose, Dr Christiane Gerblinger, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, shares some practical tips on how policy experts can improve the way they give advice to increase the chance of it being taken up.

Public Sector Perspectives podcast: First Nations women and exercising voice to take on decision-making power

Public Sector Perspectives podcast: First Nations women and exercising voice to take on decision-making power

In this Public Sector Perspectives podcast episode, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria division chats with Elly Patira, Deputy Secretary, First Peoples – State Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet, and explores the Treaty Framework in Victoria, the strengths and challenges of being a First Nations woman in the public service, and specific opportunities for First Nations women as a result of the treaty process.

Introducing AI to your public sector workplace

Introducing AI to your public sector workplace

The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT shares the main takeaways from their recent Work with Purpose episode featuring Anthony Murfett,  head of division Technology and Digital, Department of Industry, Science and Resources and Sally Bayley-Nelson, manager at AusIndustry Insights. Their guests discuss their views on how to start using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in public sector work. 

Six steps to strategic foresight as a “sexy” civil servant

Six steps to strategic foresight as a “sexy” civil servant

In this article from our Insitute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) South Australia division, we explore insights from a their recent ‘Fit for the Future? Strategic Foresight in Government’ event. We share some practical advice from local and international experts on how civil servants can embrace strategic foresight to improve policy outcomes – with a focus on how being ‘sexy’ and generating interest and excitement can create a space for policy innovation.

IMPROVING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACES FOR NEURODIVERGENT STAFF

IMPROVING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACES FOR NEURODIVERGENT STAFF

In the Work with Purpose podcast’s first instalment of 2023 the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT division interviewed neurodiversity thought leaders Lee Steel, Robin Edmonds, and Andrew Pfeiffer tell the story of an imaginary future set in 2028, when Australia’s public sector has created inclusive and diverse work environments. They also give some tangible tips on how to make workplaces more accessible right now. 

Public sector leaders on the opportunities created by post-election change

Public sector leaders on the opportunities created by post-election change

Our Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) NSW division spoke with two public sector leaders, Mark Webb, IPAA NSW President and Chief Executive, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of NSW and Tracey Taylor, Chief People Officer and Deputy Secretary of Corporate Services, Transport for NSW about managing and leveraging change during the post-election period.

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome

If you’ve ever felt like a fraud, you’re not alone. The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria division shares insights from a recent webinar on how to demystify and create space for discussing imposter syndrome.