Last updated: 30 September 2009
Drive for Change has been developed as a joint project for Cabinet Office and the TUC. The project was sponsored by the Public Services Forum, which brings together Government, public service trade union leaders and employers to work jointly on workforce issues that impact on public services.
A key factor in any successful change programme is a commitment to engaging and involving the workforce and their representatives in identifying long-term solutions for present and future service user needs. Drive for Change provides practical support to public service managers, HR practitioners, trade unions and the workforce by promoting closer dialogue and joint working in taking forward change or the redesign of services.
Drive for Change has been trialled in four organisations across the public services. These case studies are used in the toolkit to illustrate practical ways in which employee engagement has already been used to drive improvements in service delivery.
Drive for Change is endorsed by the organisations listed below. However these organisations cannot be responsible for, and do not necessarily endorse, material on any other websites to which links are provided.
It is intended primarily as a reference tool, not a news site. Practical learning from sectors will be reflected in occasional updates. Organisations are encouraged to use and adapt it according to their own needs and to share their experiences with us via the Drive for Change feedback page . Please seek permission before associating any of the organisations listed on the contact us page with any version of the toolkit other than the one presented on this website.
We are grateful for the guidance and assistance provided by the Drive for Change stakeholder group which comprised:
We are also extremely grateful for the involvement, commitment and learning shown by our four Drive for Change case study organisations:
And many thanks to the Partnership Institute who carried out the case studies and assisted in the development of the Drive for Change toolkit.
Cabinet Office and TUC are delighted that the following organisations have, through the Public Services Forum, given their endorsement to Drive for Change: