How To Hold More Productive Meetings – Webinar With David Allen

Date: 24 May 2023

Described as “the personal productivity guru”, David Allen has 40 years of experience helping companies maintain laser focus, especially when it comes to holding better meetings. And he will share the secrets of his successful methodology at the next iBabs Expert Session on June 29th 2023.  You can reserve your place right now and discover the insights behind David’s groundbreaking strategies to help reduce stress, enhance productivity and get things done before, during and after your meetings.  This article explains what you will gain from this exclusive opportunity to spend time in the company of an international expert in his […]

Improve Your Meetings For Free With iBabs’ New Meeting Excellence Assessment

Date: 16 May 2023

iBabs is delighted to announce a brand-new Meeting Excellence Assessment framework that you can use right now for free and with no strings attached. You can find out in just seven minutes how your meetings are currently performing, where your strengths lie and how you can make the necessary changes to make them more effective.  Inefficient meetings waste everybody’s time and effort, but by assessing the key elements of your meeting process, this framework can help you carve the best routes forward for your organisation.  How the Meeting Excellence Assessment works Simply click through to take the Meeting Excellence Assessment. […]

You Asked, We Listened: iBabs’ Latest Version Launches With a Host of Exciting Features

Date: 21 April 2023

The iBabs team has been hard at work lately, designing the latest version of the platform. We're ready to unveil this important upgrade to our board portal software and are delighted to share it with you.  And the best thing? We developed these updates using the invaluable feedback you have shared with us. The result is a revamped iBabs that is tailored to help you improve efficiency and facilitate informed decision-making.  The first thing you will notice is a brand-new dashboard to help you better visualise your meeting management in a way that works best for you. We have also […]

9 Citizen Engagement Examples To Inspire Your Strategy

Date: 22 March 2023

Developing effective two-way communication with constituents is essential to the work of local government. The UK’s Local Government Association concluded that “local councillors are in the front line of neighbourhood and community engagement. Working with a wide range of individuals and organisations in the area, officers can help them to decide how best to respond.”  This article collects together some important citizen engagement examples to help you facilitate this aim. Keep reading to find out what the different types of citizen engagement are and the ways in which you can strengthen your relationship with the community and improve the quality […]

What Makes Citizen Engagement Essential For Local Governments?

Date: 7 March 2023

When the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explored the drivers of trust in public institutions around the world, it found, for example, that only 52% of Finnish citizens trusted their local government. For context, 61% of Finns said they trusted the national government. The authors of the report concluded that this discrepancy was primarily influenced by the levels of citizen engagement in local government.  The local government is responsible for many of the decisions that have the most noticeable effect on constituents. From refuse collection and planning to road maintenance and libraries, these are the aspects of life […]

Board Orientation Checklist: Here Is How To Welcome New Members

Date: 22 February 2023

The onboarding process is essential to engage new starters, whether they are coming into an entry-level position or joining the board of directors. The Brandon Hall Group found that a robust onboarding process leads to increased retention by 82%. When you appoint a new director, you need them to hit the ground running and be committed for the duration of their term. And a board orientation checklist plays a key role in onboarding new directors effectively.  In this article, you will discover more reasons why board orientation is important, what the checklist is and how to create a document that […]

5 Steps To Improve Local Government Transparency

Date: 10 February 2023

Croydon Council in London effectively declared bankruptcy three times in two years. It owed £1.3 billion, which has impacted services and its budget going forward. Elected mayor Jason Perry blamed a host of factors for the problems faced by constituents as a result of this issue, including a lack of local government transparency. He said: “The previous administration has left a legacy of unprecedented financial mismanagement, toxic bad debt and a lack of governance and transparency that shames Croydon and continues to have a long-lasting impact on the sustainability of our council.” If there had been more transparency over the […]

How To Create A Local Government Meeting Agenda + Template

Date: 26 January 2023

Local government is at the heart of the community, and councillors hold the power to make decisions that affect their constituents’ day-to-day lives immeasurably. As such, it is essential that councils run meetings as effectively and efficiently as possible. To help you streamline your meeting process, this article provides a local government meeting agenda template to show you examples of the best practices that will help facilitate better decision-making. As British MP Wes Streeting said: “On housing, education and skills, health and social care, transport and economic development, local government is better placed to make decisions in the interests of […]