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Building Effective Workforce Strategies
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Building a workforce strategy that actually works

Behind any ambitious strategy, there needs to be an effective workforce strategy. To really help deliver change, this strategy needs two key elements - purpose and clarity. You need to really nail down ‘what exactly are we trying to achieve as an organisation?’, ‘why is this important?’’ and ‘how are we all going to do this?’. So if you’re struggling right now to deliver change, take a moment and ask yourself these two questions…

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How To Buy from Trueman Change
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How to Buy from Trueman Change

Time is running out and you need to make decisions, take action fast and make sure you get the best consultants for your programme. For some of your larger, higher value projects you are likely to be required to procure services through a framework of approved/ appointed suppliers. We know this can seem like a complicated process so we’re going to make it simple for you, by guiding you through.

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Three Lessons Learned - Co-production

Our Change Manager Sarah reveals the three biggest lessons the pandemic taught us about co-production.

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Levelling Up Blog Co Production
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Levelling up doing what it’s set out to do

The social challenges facing communities are complex! And now we’ve been given permission to connect with our local communities, and partner with them to help solve local problems. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Our sleeves are rolled up and we’re ready to start unpicking the complexities of our communities’ social challenges and to work with them to problem solve. Hallelujah!

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Framework Announcement - Digital Outcomes and Specialists 6

Its never been easier to access our services!

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Delivering at pace is as easy as ABC... and D... and E...

The public sector isn’t known for it’s rapid delivery of, well, anything. This unfair perception was turned on its head during the pandemic when public services demonstrated what we can really do. We delivered financial support to businesses, food to residents, and we tested and traced millions of people. We did all this pretty flipping quickly.

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We often hear about co-production – it is often talked about, but less often done well.

Organisations often know that the idea of people shaping services is the path to long term change, but are not always sure how to go about it. They may try to adopt semi-collaborative approaches, but fall short of true co-production. Or they may even be too fearful to try at all!

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How are budget pressures impacting current project plans?

Recently, the Local Government Chronicle highlighted that “Top tier councils expect at least £1.7bn in additional budget pressures from spiralling inflation. London’s 32 boroughs are facing £400m of pressures on top of what was already planned for when budgets were set in April. Municipal authorities are looking at £570m and counties £729m totalling at least £1.7bn of additional costs in all".

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Conflicting objectives won’t impact stakeholders’ needs if you follow three straightforward steps

With the mass influx of grant funding, it is unsurprising that you are faced with conflicting objectives that impact on your ability to prioritise activities and projects efficiently to meet stakeholder needs. The sheer speed at which you are being asked to respond to change leaves little room for strategic and carefully planned activities and can often create barriers in communication, until you get a grip on what needs to be done, and how.

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How to Tackle Overwhelm and Capacity Issues

Our Managing Director, Lucy Trueman, shares some ideas on how to tackle capacity issues in order to alleviate the overwhelm so many are feeling right now within the public sector. Having to contend with issues such as the pandemic, spiralling cost of living and refugee crises on top of the day job has created a massive amount of stress.

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Grant Fund Management - How to Implementing Grant Funding Effectively
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How to Implement Grant Funding Effectively

Our Change Manager Sarah gives a rundown of how we have helped our clients effectively implement their grant funding to maximise the benefits for their residents.

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Change Chat- Taking Action - Driving and Implementing Change at Pace

Gone are the days of accepting that change programmes take years to deliver. A key learning from organisations who led change during the pandemic was around taking action quickly and driving change at pace. What can we learn from this going forward?

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Latest White Paper

Our Managing Director, Lucy Trueman, introduces our latest white paper, 'Lessons From Lockdown: Managing Change During the COVID-19 Crisis'

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