Event: Workshop: The Paradox of Organisational Cost Reduction: Maintaining organisational capacity & motivation whilst reducing costs!

Date
23 Nov 2018, 09:30–16:00
Venue
LGiU, 251/255 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NG (5 mins walk from King's Cross Station)
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Description:

Maintaining service capacity, wellbeing and motivation whilst reducing cost and looking at alternative structural arrangements is clearly the biggest challenge facing Local Authorities and an issue that must be addressed with utmost care. Often decisions can result in unintended consequences that can ultimately be more costly in Human Resource terms than the saving they were intended to make.

Can cutting cost increase cost?

In some instances change agents have pursued the cost reduction grail with a vigour that leaves those affected by it incredulous and demotivated.

However, there are also occasions where savings have to be made yet poor performance is tolerated and not addressed.

This is a workshop for Local Authority Managers who can influence the organisational change agenda. It is intended to be a no holds barred challenge to the way you are approaching what is undoubtedly a difficult financial situation.

The premise is SOMETIMES REDUCING COST INCREASES COST IN LESS TANGIBLE WAYS. It will be a chance to step back and reflect with colleagues about your approach now and in the future.

Programme:

10.00 Welcome and introductions

10.10 Change and people – What are the typical mistakes made in organisational                       change initiatives

10.40 The change process

  • What are the costs you don’t count?
  • People provide services – Ignore this at your peril!

11.15 The reality of staff discretionary effort – Do you reduce cost by 5% and                                performance by 10%? – Systems thinking, the bigger picture

11.30 Break

11.45 Identifying critical actions and behaviours – Don’t have Monday morning                          demotivation meetings

12.45 Lunch

13.30 What kind of place is your organisation to be in? What is the culture and what                  are the espoused and actual values?

14.15 Using Emotional Intelligence when implementing tough decisions

14.45 Break

15:00 Account for value as well as cost

15:15 Monitor the impact

15.30 What can you do?

16.00 Close


Who should attend?

This is a workshop for Local Authority Managers who can influence the organisational change agenda. It is intended to be a no holds barred challenge to the way you are approaching what is undoubtedly a difficult financial situation.

Speakers

Keith Crampton, Wiz Training and Development Ltd.

Keith is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in Local Government but with experience in private sector organisations as well as charities. Specialising in organisational and culture change Keith has worked with Authorities of all types. His experience before forming Wiz was as a Training and Organisational Development specialist working in both Local Government and the NHS. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real improvements in individual and organisational performance.