To survive the next decade local government needs to collaborate for growth

Posted by: freshpies
Category: Companies, partnerships and procurement, Featured insight, Financial viability and modelling, Housing, Infrastructure, Local government, Property intelligence tools, Regeneration, Strategy & transformation, Use of assets

To survive the next decade local government needs to collaborate for growth

Local government has changed dramatically

Funding of the sector will have reduced by

£16bn by 2020

That’s £250

per person in the UK

But more is needed…

And going forward…

Emerging economies will dominate global growth

Technology will disrupt

Globalisation will challenge communities

Emerging economies will dominate global growth

Technology will disrupt

Globalisation will alienate communities

The pressure is on.

The gap is getting bigger.

The world is getting tougher.

The challenge for the future is stark.

But you are ideally placed to build your economic future and engage your communities through COLLABORATION

How?

1
Growth with ambition
Set a clear vision for growth and ignite Civic Pride
2
Lead collaboratively
Lead this process collaboratively with empathy and agility
4
Embrace innovation
Harness new ideas, try new things and promote diversity and curiosity
3
Engage your communities
Create value, trust and encouraging active citizenship

How?

Set a clear vision for growth and ignite Civic Pride

Achieving good outcomes for your communities requires you to:

  • Drive economic prosperity
  • Improve infrastructure
  • Manage increasingly complex populations
  • Change the nature of your relationships with your residents
  1. Spend more time on ‘purpose’

    To attract and retain customers and employees and to mobilise other players in your region

  2. Look beyond your boundaries

    Get the right organisations together

  3. Use your assets, turn vulnerability into opportunity

    Use the assets of your place: natural assets, symbols of pride (public art, football, music), retail facilities. Address vulnerabilities to remove barriers

Lead this process collaboratively with empathy and agility

  • You cannot achieve place growth alone
  • There is no place CEO – leadership is more complex
  1. Be more versatile

    Work across the place economy without relying on organisational hierarchy

  2. Team & partner

    Let others lead, enable a ‘system’ capacity to evolve and develop

  3. Empathise, influence and negotiate

    New skills are needed. The conditions you create are as important as the change you make

Engage with communities to create value, trust and encouraging active citizenship

Local government has an engagement deficit

  1. Own your digital future

    Technological change is transforming opportunities to improve your customer experience or your relationship with customers

  2. Invest in great customer experience

    Use customer data more effectively. Try new things. Where there are benefits invest and scale quickly.

  3. Build relationships and share responsibilities

    Honesty, openness, transparency, authenticity.

Embrace innovation: harness new ideas, try new things and promote diversity and curiosity

A focus on innovation creates:

  • Opportunity for growth
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduction in cost
  • Improved outcomes
  1. Be explicit that change is the only constant

    Innovation needs to be nurtured and encouraged rather than tightly controlled

  2. Organise for innovation

    Manage innovation and create the right organisation for it to flourish

  3. Align individual curiosity, growth and contribution

    Allow control over learning, environment and working patterns to increase innovation

To discuss our ideas and experience or find out how you can apply them…

Growth with ambition

Achieving good outcomes for your communities requires you to:

  • Drive economic prosperity
  • Improve infrastructure
  • Manage increasingly complex populations
  • Change the nature of your relationships with your residents
  1. Spend more time on ‘purpose’

    To attract and retain customers and employees and to mobilise other players in your region

  2. Look beyond your boundaries

    Get the right organisations together

  3. Use your assets, turn vulnerability into opportunity

    Use the assets of your place: natural assets, symbols of pride (public are, football, music), retail facilities. Address vulnerabilities to remove barriers

Lead Collaboratively

  • You cannot achieve place growth alone
  • There is no place CEO – leadership is more complex
  1. Be more versatile

    Work across the place economy without relying on organisational hierarchy

  2. Team & partner

    Let others lead, enable a ‘system’ capacity to evolve and develop

  3. Empathise, influence and negotiate

    New skills are needed. The conditions you create are as important as the change you make

Embrace Innovation

A focus on innovation creates:

  • Opportunity for growth
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduction in cost
  • Improved outcomes
  1. Be explicit that change is the only constant

    Innovation needs to be nurtured and encouraged rather than tightly controlled

  2. Organise for innovation

    Manage innovation and create the right organisation for it to flourish

  3. Align individual curiosity, growth and contribution

    Allow control over learning, environment and working patterns to increase innovation

Engage your communities

Local government has an engagement deficit

  1. Own your digital future

    Technological change is transforming opportunities to improve your customer experience or your relationship with customers

  2. Invest in great customer experience

    Use customer data more effectively. Try new things. Where there are benefits invest and scale quickly.

  3. Build relationships and share responsibilities

    Honesty, openness, transparency, authenticity.