£3.5m For States Culture Change
£3.5 million of public money is being spent on creating a ‘Team Jersey’ culture in the public sector.
The States is paying a UK firm to ‘transform how the organisation works together for islanders.’
It has appointed TDP Development as a so-called ‘change partner’.
Over the next three years the Halifax-based firm will help create a ‘one government, Team Jersey culture.’
The first phase is a programme to improve teamwork, collaboration and leadership capability and build a customer-focused approach.
TDP won the contract through a tender process which generated 24 responses. Five shortlisted supplies were interviewed.
“TDP have committed to creating a Jersey-based company to deliver this project, and to recruiting locally for the programme delivery and support team.” – States of Jersey statement
Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondre says the States’ organisational culture needs to dramatically improve to benefit both the public and the workforce.
“…I am delighted to have signed the decision to launch this essential improvement in our organisation. It is an integral part of the modernisation of our public services and will help to transform the deeply-entrenched, siloed culture that has grown over decades. It is especially important that our public sector is fit to meet the challenges posed by Brexit, globalisation and a fast-changing technological landscape.”
Andy Bell, Client Director at TDP Development said: “For organisations to thrive and meet their customers’ needs, they must continually evolve and improve. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the States of Jersey in this significant transformation.
“We can help the public service fulfil its potential, by helping to create ‘best in class’ services with clear customer focus for the benefit of the people and island. Over the life of this project we will also bring together the private, public and third sectors as stakeholders and partners in a progressive mutual organisation. This will encourage alliance building and the sharing of good practice between the third, private and public sector.”
Meanwhile, the States have also announced that Steve Scott, Head of Human Resources for RBS is being seconded to the One Government Transformation programme to work with Team Jersey to develop the programme.
The Chief Minister says government, business and community need to work in partnership for Jersey to achieve long-term success.