By David Bicknell
There are some good points raised in this article in about the challenges facing creative councils who may be considering the adoption of new mutual models.
It raises some useful questions around capital, governance, contracts, relationships, management, growth, leadership and how the private sector can help.
Worth a read.
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Tagged contracts, councils, governance, leadership, management, mutuals
A recent blog post by the Transition Institute discusses the leadership and change management challenges that must be met in spinning out of the public sector.
The post, by Sarah Ashley, argues that there are a number of themes that recur among those spinning out, including a need for leadership, transparency, language and perceptions.
On leadership, she says, “To instigate and complete a successful change, leadership is extremely important. Though change champions can steer change from any layer of an organisation, the project needs to be spearheaded by an ambitious, dedicated and highly motivated individual. This person must be fully committed to change, and will have to confirm, persuade and assure others to support the change.
“Spinning out of the public sector and change management is not an overnight process, but the change does need to be swift. Once the decision to change has been made, the change should move quickly and throughout the transition the leader must be flexible but resolute. ”
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