An introduction to What Works Scotland’s lessons for public service reform in Scotland, published at the conclusion of the four-year programme, and the report to download.
Research report that considers how public service leadership is changing in the era of community empowerment, collaboration and co-production, and how leadership can rise to the challenge.
Seminar that drew together some of the key findings from the What Works Scotland research on public service and community leadership, and was a forum for discussion of ideas and responses to develop leadership that takes our public services and the leadership agenda to the next level.
This policy briefing focuses how public service leadership needs to change to lead organisations involved in collaboration, co-production, community engagement and partnership.
This policy briefing focuses why we need to rethink leadership practice in public services and what works for leadership in collaborative settings.
Guest bloggers James Rees, Carol Jacklin-Jarvis and Vita Terry from the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership examine the challenges and opportunities offered in June 2018 by adopting collective leadership practices in third and voluntary sector organisations.
Case study that examines how the approach and learning from a successful violence and anti-social behaviour intervention has spread to two other communities. The report shows how the distinct characteristics of the Operation Modulus approach support the principles and practice of public service reform, more widely and in relation to other issues.
Report and executive summary of the findings from the first survey of community planning officials (managers and officers) conducted in Scotland. It sheds light on the composition of this significant group of local public servants, their role, the work they undertake and the implications for community planning partnerships and community engagement.
The initial report from the First Minister of Scotland’s International Council of Educational Advisors (ICEA) has highlighted the need to focus on cultural change and capacity-building as well as structural reform.
This literature review aims to provide an understanding of the forms of leadership that are necessary for the future of Scottish public services. It presents an overview of key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflects on emerging themes identified by What Works Scotland that support change around public service reform.