20. Review Public Service culture and values

Consultation: Our Public Service 2020

 
We aim to measure organisational culture through culture and values reviews. Organisational culture describes the organisational values, assumptions and beliefs that govern how people think and behave in their organisations. We want a thriving, dynamic, positive, inclusive and supportive organisational culture. In such a culture, employees are valued and supported in their jobs to do their best, so that they can deliver the best Public Services for our citizens.
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Are there improvements Public Service organisations can make to improve their organisational culture?

20. Review Public Service culture and values
The Public Service must be as its name suggests, a service for the public with the individual client at the centre of research, planning and implementation of all services as well as its primary beneficiary.  The culture must change from chasing unrealistic targets to focusing on individual...
Lead by example
If Public Service Organisations want to improve their organisational culture then they need to show leadership in doing so. The culture in an organisation invariably is set and framed by those in charge i.e. senior management and percolates/cascades down through the strata of an organisation. If...
Action 20 – Review Public Service culture and values
Legislate for Ethical Standards throughout the public service.  Self-assessment options are increasing ineffective. Publicly acknowledge the failures of current Whistleblowing strategies.  Provide alternative confidential centralised contacts for whistle-blowers. Improve Corporate...
Are there improvements Public Service organisations can make to improve their organisational culture?
The public assumption about the County Council is not good, time wasters, lazy, top heavy and non-productive. It who you know and not what you know. This can only be changed with a real commitment to changing the culture and promotion of positive work that has been done locally. Staff on jobs they...