LATEST FROM SWEDEN
Another successful visit to the 'Fire Station for All' project in Rescue South, Sweden (10-6-13). This and the earlier workshops (2-5th June; 17-23rd March) have been aimed at providing strategies to fire service employees so they can challenge harassment.
These interactive workshops have also provided an environment for people to share their concerns and to develop their awareness.
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What else does Fitting-In do?
in producing action research for clients who want an 'outside' view
on their organisation.
We look at old
problems, new ideas and your culture - We provide fully supported answers
Why not try a Snapshot
Audit to look at an existing problem or a plan for the future?
Fitting-in will meet with you discuss your needs and develop a research plan for free.
If our plan is accepted then for around £3,000 our snapshot audit allows
for two researchers to provide a further
three days of research and an immediate verbal report back: a written
report follows in seven days. Email
now for further details or ring on 07802495328.
Examples can be provided
from our work in Sweden,
Government Association, Northamptonshire
We also work with other organisations but to date this work remains
Although our research is
based on academic standards we do not live in an ivory tower and we
are not 'long on rhetoric and short on answers'.
In April 2012 Dave
returned from his work in Sweden on:
nut and bolts results that can be actioned by the experts – those
managers chosen for their decision-making skills who deal with the thorny
issues on the ground.
The team have offered their
work at LGA annual conferences and working groups, in individual fire
services, to representative bodies, to Standing Committees of the House
of Commons, to the DCLG, at the fire service college.
There is also an extensive
portfolio of papers presented to national and international academic
and fire service conferences. Much
of our research has been as the result of industry led commissions,
some of this has been published and much of it remains confidential.
Internationally we are working
on a five
year research project for the MSB in Sweden and the Swedish Fire
Service. We continue
to retain links based on our work with the New South Wales and Melbourne
fire services and with the national and international scholars that
we have helped with their research.
- Commercial consultancy
service that draws on our extensive knowledge of workplace culture,
resistance to change, equality matters, change management and management.
- Free academic reference
point through this website:
- where we
papers for other students
- and are prepared to
comminicate with people studying the fire service. Largely these
people are undergraduate, masters and higher degree students from
the fire service who we freely mentor and advise.
acclaimed research, which helps organisations to understand themselves,
is completed to academic standards.
We only offer training that
is research led.
The fitting-in team
Principally the team consists
of Dr Dave Baigent (Phd, BA Hons, FHEA
and FIFireE) and Sarah O’Connor (CertEd,
BA Hons FDA). However, we are often assisted by an extensive
network of people who have expertise in the fire service, wider industry
and in academia. CV's
Dave's 17 years of working
as a consultant on the fire service, and as an academic researching
and lecturing on the fire service, other emergency services and industry
is supported by his over 30 year's experience of working in the fire
service. Recently Dave has been appointed Fellowship of the IFE (FIFireE)
by Main Board nomination.
Sarah's experience from 10
years of consultancy work, supported by her research and lecturing on
the fire service, is now extended by her PhD research on fire service
managers/management at the University of Kent.