Getting Fit for the Future
The Comprehensive Spending Review in 2010 triggered the announcement of substantial reductions in budget for public services, with Local Authorities seeing savings targets in the region of 28%. This has led to many cutting recruitment costs, management structures and procurement.
These massive changes have resulted in many public sector organisations losing leaders, managers and staff to redundancy – taking their key skills and experience with them. It is also meant that alternative ways of delivering services have been considered and moved forward including outsourcing, sharing services and social enterprise models.
In response, organisational development specialists idg have launched a new service tosupport public sector organisations in managing this change, helping them to improve performance and get fit for the future.
With more efficient ways of working, greater flexibility and maintaining qualityall sitting high on the agenda, idg will work with public sector organisations to tackle key focus areas through a collaborative and proactive approach – helping them to achieve a balanced transition from where they are, to where they want to be.
Together with the organisation, idg will develop a bespoke plan of action which will explore needs, priorities and pressure points to identify how continuous improvement can be pushed forward in a way that is compelling for colleagues and stakeholders.
With direct public sector experience in training and development consolidation, re-balancing of resources and supporting performance management, areas covered as part of the service include:
- Where and how people work - exploring opportunities to share costs, services and procurement routes, developing greater flexibility through more efficient and effective ways of working
- Potential for High Performance Working - assessing competencies, behaviours and what an organisation wants (not just what they have) to raise ambition
- Understanding the pattern of transitional change and how wholesale change can generate energy and a dynamic response in an organisation
- Supporting leaders and managers through change - identifying leadership talent and potential by incorporating behavioural style analysis, coaching and mentoring and Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Supporting employee wellbeing in times of significant change, including the management and analysis of sickness absence and its impact
- Outsourcing existing learning, development and training services to meet and exceed requirements to save money whilst aspiring to high performance working
Speaking about the approach, idg Managing Director Steve Burrows says:
“At the moment, there is seldom a day without spending cuts and other environmental pressures making the headlines and this is having a direct impact on the public sector and those who rely on their funding, such as voluntary and third sector organisations. Even though it may be tempting to cut costs in every area and batten down the hatches, such organisations need to make the most of what they have and prepare for what’s ahead. Now is the time for those working with and affected by these massive changes to take stock, get through and most importantly get fit for the future.”
With a wide range of skills, experience and expertise, idg works with over 10,000 organisations to support continuous improvement and is also the official partner forInvestors in People across the North of England.
As Steve continues:
“This is an excellent opportunity for public sector organisations that are serious about driving improvement and planning for future success. By applying our experience and offering an objective and constructive viewpoint, idg can help to make a difference.”
If you would like to find out more about idg and how we can support your organisation to get fit for the future, get in touch to book a free half day scoping session. During this session, you will explore your current organisational priorities, what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it – leading to a proactive plan that will help to take your organisation forward.Posted on February 15th, 2012 by Amy Grange