A Place for Learning

Learning must continue to prepare individuals for employment in whatever form it takes – and support individuals and families as they navigate the multiple career transitions of twenty-first century working life – but it must also enable individuals to strive and thrive in every aspect of their life beyond the workplace: as citizens, as local residents, and as family and community members. The centrality of place and locality is vital if we are to achieve such an outcome.

Towards a Fully Engaged Organisation

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, presents ideas based on a conceptual framework which goes under a variety of names including ‘cultural theory’, ‘neo-Durkheimian institutional theory’ and ‘the theory of plural rationality’ in his blog.

Towards a Social Model for Health

We often hear about the strain on the NHS: rising demand with limited finances. The NHS has a five year plan for change, and one of the main changes planned is for greater patient involvement and greater public participation. This is where the RSA’s work, bringing together leaders from across healthcare to realise what a participative, empowering and social model for health could look like is key to helping to achieving the highest quality healthcare system, and one that is adaptive to the changing world where longevity is the norm and networks are how collective priorities get made.

The Zombie Manager

Have we created a generation of business managers conditioned not to think and has the drive to centralise impoverished life in so many organisations today? Frank Hore and David Low FRSAs explore these questions and whether changing the behaviour of the centre could help.