IDeA: Organisational redesign web resource
1 Apr 2010
Duncan Brown, Director, HR Business Development
With severely declining resources yet increasing service demand, many councils are considering how to reduce costs while preserving key front-line services. Yet the history of re-structuring efforts to achieve this is not a particularly positive one. The Improvement and Development Agency, together with Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands therefore commissioned IES to help them develop a new knowledge base and resource to support councils in undertaking successful organisational redesign. National Adviser Workforce Strategy Joan Munro and Project Co-ordinator Georgina Siddall worked with the IES team to scope out the requirement and then to gather and produce the material.
Based on practical experience and research, the web-based resource sets out key issues for councillors and senior managers, good practice examples, and detailed advice for HR staff. It combines primary research in the form of a number of original case studies from councils around the country, with summaries and learning points drawn from leading academic thinking and research on what makes for success in this type of change process. Visit this resource to see how organisations can achieve successful and sustainable change.