Public Employment and Management 2023

Towards a More Flexible Public Service

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This is the second edition of a regular publication on public employment and management issues. This edition explores the theme of flexibility in the public service workforce through the angles of workforce mobility, learning and development, and flexible working arrangements. It presents comparative data and analysis as well as country-specific case studies to help governments design and embed greater flexibility. This report also features a synthesis of the OECD review of public service leadership and capability in the Brazilian Federal Public Service. Taken together, the insights of this edition can help guide and shape flexible work practices for a high-performing public service.

English Also available in: French

Learning cultures in the public service

This chapter discusses the concept of learning cultures in public sector organisations. It explores how such cultures are created and maintained, and their outcomes on the overall skillset and adaptability of the public service and its leadership. To explore the subject, this chapter discusses current research in the area, and presents a selection of data and comparative indicators on learning and development practices in OECD countries. The data are derived from part of the OECD survey on Public Service Leadership and Capability in 2022.

English Also available in: French


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