Mutuals: Public sector ethos + drive + vision – excess process = innovation

By David Bicknell

Moving services from direct control to employee-led mutuals is a way for staff to create their own vision for what they want to achieve for the public, free from the constraints of tortuous processes and long-winded decision-making that strangle good ideas. Procurement rules, for example, are often condemned as the greatest block on innovation, as this Guardian article discusses.

It also covers what makes a public sector ethos and discusses the importance of not only changing structure through mutuals, but changing culture as well.

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