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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Commissioning - what are the differences that make the difference?
I had another article published by the Guardian this week:
Is increasing public sector commissioning a good thing? Creating dynamism or a race to the bottom? The questions we need to ask about commissioning from the private sector (You can see the article here)
The broad issue for me is how to structure commissioning so that it is a worthwhile use of public money in the short, medium and long term - taking into account all the various costs and benefits (and I don't just mean the ones that can be counted and turned into money).
What the key ingredients for you - what are the differences that make the difference between good commissioning and bad commissioning?
And there was a discussion on how it could be brought down. My suggestion was to release the 'O' as well in the hope of luring a passing giant wanting to play noughts and crosses (tic tac toe for those who speak American English). The 'winning' suggestion was to find the lightest person in the group, tie all the other balloons to them and send them to retrieve it. How would you bring it down?
Change facilitator and organisational development practitioner with 24+ years experience across the public services and commercial world. And now a blogger too.
Also a Town Councillor in Buckingham - working with and for local people to make the town even healthier, safer and wealthier for everyone who lives, visits, studies and plays in the place
My passions are:
... Designing and facilitating ‘big’ meetings / whole system processes to shape the future & handle the present
... Coaching & helping people to lead change & innovation
...Creating away-days where lunch is not the highlight
... And questioning - where I have a reputation for challenging people and organisations in ways that I hope makes them ‘wriggle but not squirm’
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