RIP effort logging

dead-parrot-sketchEffort logging is no more. Cactus. Kaput.

No longer pining for the fjords.

The last rites for the unpopular management reporting tool were performed at CSIRO’s recent ‘Strategy Start-Up Forum’ which brought together 270 staff to examine the organisation’s newly announced five year strategy.

In an email to CSIRO staff, Deputy Chief Executive Craig Roy confirmed the demise of effort logging.

Describing the decision in keeping with the themes of “empowerment, trust and risk taking.. the group agreed to put an immediate end to effort logging.”

“Yes… effort logging is gone,” Mr Roy said.

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Management proposal delayed as farcical negotiations drag on

farceCSIRO’s management bargaining team have revealed – contrary to previous advice – that the release of a proposed agreement and pay offer remains weeks, if not months, away.

The embarrassing disclosure contradicts recent assurances from Chief Executive Larry Marshall that senior management are ‘very close’ to releasing a proposed agreement for staff consideration.

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CSIRO and NICTA confirm merger – but where is the money?

handsThe CSIRO Staff Association has issued a warning that the merger between CSIRO’s Digital Productivity Flagship and NICTA may result in significant job losses due a lack of Federal Government funding.

The new entity – called Data61 and to be led by tech entrepreneur Adrian Turner – will be merged into a single CSIRO entity over the next twelve months. In announcing the merger, the Federal Government said the decision would create a ‘digital research powerhouse.’

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