As a result of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, changes to the workplace have accelerated much more rapidly than most organisations previously expected. Local governments adapted their ways of working incredibly fast to respond to the pandemic, and are now trying to work out what they need to put in place in order to become the best possible organisations for this emerging future. There are common pain points, but also common opportunities to build local government better than ever before.
Boroughs need to act urgently, but many lack the time to explore what good practices exist elsewhere. Given these demands, LOTI is launching this programme of research to ensure that decision-makers are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to design a workplace that not only responds to their immediate challenges, but also takes the opportunity to address long term workplace issues and set more aspirational goals for what their future workplaces might be.
The goal of this project is to ensure that boroughs are better informed about how they can (re)design their workplaces to solve both emerging and longstanding problems and take advantage of new opportunities to design high-performing workplaces.
We are currently in the first phase of research for this project, which entails discovering and detailing boroughs’ challenges, practices and aspirations for their future workplace, and seeking examples of good solutions for common problems from elsewhere. You can read more about this work here. Our proposal for the full two-year work plan is here.
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