You might be interested to know that the last Leadership & OD Network meeting marked the first of a series of debates that we’re likely to hold on the topical issues of leadership and OD within the public sector.
Our first debate was on Changing The Way We Work (download a pdf of the notes from the meeting here) when we were joined by David Robinson from Herts County Council, Lucille Thirlby from Unison and John Atkinson from the Leadership Centre for Local Government. The work that Herts CC is undertaking on change is impressive and the debate allowed us to really get underneath the process being followed there and the people issues that surround it. There will be more on this topic in due course!
Watch this space and the PPMA website, for the next debate is likely to be on the thorny subject of the leadership and OD implications of LGR. We also want to link this to the experiences of other sectors, including the private sector in terms of acquisitions, mergers, divestments, joint ventures etc.
Richard Crouch – PPMA Lead Officer for OD & Leadership and Head of HR & OD, Somerset County Council