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The situation of public funds, as everybody knows by now, is more than complicated, not only in Spain but in almost all Western countries. Revenues were slushed and expenditures must conform to the new situation; which is difficult, considering the services provided by public administrations, the undertaken commitments, etc. In…
Ideas, innovation and impacts are, in my opinion, three key concepts in public and business management. I haven’t saw much literature about the combination of these three concepts, (something like i+i+i), but I think they are very useful when describing how we work to improve our environment, through our studies…
In Spain, the cities have a development of public services —both those that are basic and those that are not— which is not common in most cities in the world. The power of the Spanish utilities and financial institutions have created market for private concessions and public projects, which is…
Reality differs from the ideal situation, for better or for worse. Accepting this fact in consulting is a necessary step, because our goal is not only to analyze the possible action on a concrete reality, but to ensure that those opportunities are reflected in concrete, achievable and, as far as possible,…
In a multidisciplinary firm characterized by offering innovative products and services, as we want Novadays to always be, it is more difficult than imaginable synthesize in a concise and clear way what we exactly do. Our consulting activity can not framed purely in what is often called strategic consulting, but neither in consulting…
Comparative or best practice studies are becoming, at least in my opinion, a very useful public policy design and planning tool. Most of the times we are hired by public administrations as consultants to deal some specific issue (recent examples are the improvement of researchers’ careers, the improvement of environmental…
Strategic Planning in the public sector is conditioned by different factors than those which influence the same processes of private activity. Therefore, from the beginning, Novadays has researched topics such as the Administrations' specific characteristics, choosing better practices and learning from all the existing projects of strategic planning.
Auguste Comte got ahead of his time when he advanced what is now one of our main ideas: know to plan, plan to act. This phrase summarizes, in many ways, Novadays' activity, specially regarding strategic planning and its previous studies.