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The Organisation Design and Workforce Change project helped to support Managers and employees with the continuing challenges arising from budget cuts and the revision of funding priorities and re-shaping organisations for the future.

The project has developed resources for the full range of scenarios and challenges that Councils and staff will have to address in the immediate, medium and longer term.

The project involved all 22 councils across the Yorkshire and Humber region and included 4 workstreams. Toolkits have been developed out of each workstream activity.

Workforce Planning

• The development of on-line resources and tools and a model process for aligning Workforce Planning with organisational objectives and embedding the principles and methodology within the organisational culture.
• The collation and analysis of Workforce Benchmarking Data to inform organisation design going forward.
• The development of a programme of support with North West Employers including developing the capacity of HR/OD staff.
• The development of shared practices and joint approaches to Workforce Planning

Organisation Design/ Structures

• The development and delivery of a series of workshops to develop a deeper understanding of the principles, methodologies and rationale around Organisation Design.
• The production and publication of case studies, best practice and a range of templates to support councils with shaping their organisation for the future.

Culture and Behaviour Change

• The development of a catalogue of best practice examples for the Yorkshire and Humber region and nationally.
• An increased awareness and understanding of model approaches to culture and behaviour change to inform and shape new ways of working achieved through networks and workshop sessions.

Workforce/Employee Engagement and Communication

• The formulation of a range of support, training and briefing materials regarding positive workforce/employee engagement and motivation to provide a library of resources.
• The identification and dissemination of best practice examples through sessions with guest speakers.

Transfers / New Service Delivery Models

• The development, promotion and delivery of a workshop programme to develop knowledge and understanding of new service delivery models such as social enterprises and cooperatives.
• The shared learning, intelligence and best practice examples of where new models and transfers are already being implemented and the specific challenges and opportunities that these can offer.

For further information and/or access to the toolkits please contact Julie Brookes 01924 200262 or


LGYH: The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG Telephone: 01924 200 262 email:

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