Ascend initially carried out a significant programme of engagement with officers and elected members, providing a comprehensive report outlining a clear set of recommendations and a basis on which to work closely with stakeholders .
Our subsequent work developed the Council's existing leadership capability. We co-created, launched and supported the embedding of a set of organisational values and behaviours. We designed a modern and progressive performance performance framework to reduce workload and empower managers.
Our HR experts developed a modern People Strategy and other associated HR initiatives around policy framework, pay, reward and wellbeing.
Our partnering brief involved work with internal experts to strengthen the organisational development capability, building knowledge and skills to reduce dependency and ensure colleagues can continue and sustain the work we have started with them.