Building a creative and innovative organisation
Research showed that organisations that encourage and support their employees to be creative up to 40% more productive, indeed a recent study reported that “workers say they could be 21% more productive at work every day if they could change just one or two things”.
Over the past three years Monmouthshire County Council had led the way in building a "creative council" and this session has been set up so colleagues can explore this journey. Questions that will be explored include:
• How do you shift from a hierarchical leadership model and encourage innovation?
• How do you encourage risk taking in a statutory and political environment?
• How do you engage hearts and minds?
• How are colleagues in other organisations addressing public service reform?
This session has been arranged so that senior colleagues can get "under the skin" of Monmouthshire County Council's extraordinary journey which Chief Executive Paul Matthews described at iNetwork's winter conference.
With support from NESTA through the Creative Council's programme, Monmouthshire has transformed its culture to become one of the most intrapreneurial and innovative councils in the country.
This is an opportunity to find out more about what worked and what didn’t, particularly from a leadership and governance, communication, broad based engagement and action perspective.
Alongside colleagues from Monmouthshire, Sean Harriss, Chief Executive of Bolton Council, has kindly agreed to host this session and give his perspective on the challenges we face, the solutions and Greater Manchester's Public Service Reform initiative.
Building on the discussion at January's reThink event, there will be a roundtable discussion on the future of local public services and the ideas and plans of individual organisations.
Paul Matthews, Chief Executive, Monmouthshire County Council
Cllr Peter Fox, Leader, Monmouthshire County Council
Sean Harriss, Chief Executve, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Who should attend
Senior change champions and leaders who are working on the options available to local authorities, police, fire and health organisations as they look to continue supporting communities and services beyond 2015 with vastly diminished resources. Particularly:
- Chief Executives, Managing Directors and Executive Directors
- Directors of Resources
- Heads of Transformation, Change and OD.
Depending on demand we may have to limit places so that every organisation that wishes to be represented, can be.
About Local reThink
Local ReThink is a space for thought leaders in councils, NHS, police, fire and others to explore the future shape of local public services together with experts, colleagues and innovators. It draws on iNetwork’s ability to draw together a diverse mix of people and skills to find ways through the main issues facing councils in 2015 and beyond.
You can find out more about Local reThink at http://i-network.org.uk/local-rethink
Arrivals from 12.00pm for a 12.30pm start. Session ends at 4.30pm. Refreshments will be available on arrival.
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Cancellations: Please let us know at least 5 days beforehand if you have booked onto the event but cannot attend. No cancellation charges apply, however each no-show costs the partnership a missed meal and may have prevented a colleague from attending.
When & Where
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