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Sir Gus' vision: the Four Ps

Head of the Civil Service Sir Gus O’Donnell has a vision to bring the core values of the Civil Service Code to life. His vision is for a Civil Service which exudes pride, passion, pace and professionalism – the Four Ps.

Last updated - 15th November 2009

  • Pride – civil servants should take pride in the value they add and the services they deliver to the public.

  • Passion – civil servants should care about their work and the people they serve. A culture that values passion will also keep attracting the most talented people to join the organisation.

  • Pace – the Civil Service needs to ensure it gets on with the job as quickly as possible and provides value for money.

  • Professionalism – this can be achieved by constantly lifting standards and promoting a culture that values lifelong learning.