Research Reports

Is it time for a new kind of leader in local government?

Is it time for a new kind of leader in Local Government?

Building on our earlier leadership research report, this paper looks at the unprecedented challenges facing leaders in local government and asks whether these new challenges need a new kind of leadership.

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The Changing Role of Public Sector HR in a Digital World

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While the digital revolution is often positioned as delivering benefits, such as creating automated efficiency in the workplace or fundamentally changing the way we work, it is also seen as an exclusive prerogative of a niche group of IT specialists. This has to change and HR needs to take a leading role.

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Business Transformation in Local Government

Business Transformation in Local Government

This summary of some of the critical issues facing leaders of change in local government aims to help anyone facing transformation in the sector to consider some of the key issues.

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The Future of Shared Services in the Public Sector

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This report looks to commercial Shared Services models to identify lessons for the Public Sector. Of course, many governmental organisations have already made great strides in this area. As more explore this evolving area, and existing users evolve their models, this report looks to the future to help organisations gain the long view. 

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Optimising customer experience in local government - The changing role of customers, employees and leaders in local government

Optimising the customer experience in local government

How should a resident’s experience of interacting with their local council compare with their latest ASOS order and return? This report looks at customer experience lessons for local government from the private sector. How does a local business’s online planning application compare with their latest request for car insurance? This report looks at customer experience in the private sector an...

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It's time for a new kind of leader

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In this report, based on interviews with leaders, secondary research and examination of best practice, we identify eight themes that are driving the agenda for leadership change.

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Optimising the customer experience - the changing role of customers, employees and leaders

Customer experience report

Customer Expectations have changed This is an exciting yet challenging time for organisations. Customer service, a key element in any customer-facing businesses, is in crisis. Today’s customers are hyper-connected, they literally attack information. They expect instant access to basically everything from products to information to services. Loyalty to a brand is earned not just through quality p...

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Performance Management - What's the point?

Performance management report

Drawing on best practice case studies, interviews with business leaders and academics, and our own extensive experience this report presents 19 recommendations for high performing performance management systems.

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Business transformation – Why do we keep on getting it wrong?

Business transformation report

Latest thinking from business leaders on how to increase your chance of transformation success.

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Delivering on the HRIS promise

HRIS Research report

Best practice advice for HRIS selection and implementation. Includes a checklist for selecting your HRIS vendor and a new section on PaaS.

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