Monday, 24 May 2010
Cutting consultancy spending & improving services at the same time!
Today the government has announced how it plans to reduce public sector spending by more than £6bn. More than a billion of this, will come from savings in 'discretionary' spending on consultancy, travel etc says the BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8699522.stm
Here are some ideas that I have blogged about in the past about how consultancy budgets can be slashed by taking a radically different perspective on consultancy & organisational improvement:
http://tinyurl.com/keepingthewatch1 - how not to steal the taxpayers watch by using consultants more shrewdly
http://tinyurl.com/keepingthewatch2 - small creative ideas blog brimming with ways to improve efficiency & effectiveness in public / third sectors
http://tinyurl.com/keepingthewatch3 - what goes wrong with consultancy reports and why they often waste money
http://tinyurl.com/keepingthewatch4 - getting the whole system in the room as a cheaper & better way to make plans
http://tinyurl.com/keepingthewatch5 - why we need small & creative ideas now more than ever...
Please browse and let me know what you think...!