Civil Service Live 2014 was full of memorable moments, but the presence of some of the UK’s most important and influential civil servants was a definite highlight. The event gives civil servants rare access to talks from some of the biggest names in their field, such as Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude, sharing their insights into the future of civil service.
Maude offered up five principles government offices would need to embody to meet the challenges ahead:
Civil service reform is never over, said Maude. It is always a work in progress. Organisations are always either getting better or getting worse. If you think your office is staying the same, it’s actually in decline, he added.
How is your office preparing for the changes ahead? Are you embracing openness? Making a digital transformation? Encouraging innovation? What’s been your biggest challenge so far?