Leading change

A guide to whole systems working

Margaret Attwood, Mike Pedler, Sue Pritchard, and David Wilkinson

Leading change
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Margaret Attwood, Mike Pedler, Sue Pritchard, and David Wilkinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | © 2003
Paper $34.50 ISBN: 9781861344496 Published February 2003 For sale in North and South America only
There is continuing government pressure on public services to 'reform' and change. Expectations of new forms and standards of delivery, joined-up practice and the re-connection of services to users are high. Unfortunately, many policy makers have become dangerously reliant on mechanistic top-down audit and inspection regimes as the means of implementation.This book sets out to redress the balance. It argues powerfully that whole systems approaches are required to lead the changes towards the demands for new service configurations, partnership working and local and neighbourhood governance. The book outlines the theory behind whole systems development and gives good practice guidance on how to effectively develop 'systems' to improve joined-up working.


   Will Hutton and David Fillingham
Why do we need whole systems change?
How do we put these fine words into action? An overview of whole systems development
The emerging practice of whole systems development
Leadership: keeping the big picture in view
Public learning
Valuing difference and diversity: getting the whole system into the room
Meeting differently: large and small group working
Follow-through and sticking with it
From organisations to networks
Confirming cases: local problems and local solutions within whole systems

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