Jon Rouse on Radical Efficiency and Total Place

June 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

By Peter Baeck

In todays Local Government Chronicle and Nursing Times Jon Rouse, Chief Executive, Croydon Council gives his views on why the Total Place methodology will survive and how Croydon has worked with Innovation Unit and to and our model for Radical Efficiency.

We are calling our approach ‘radical efficiency,’ after the model developed by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and the Innovation Unit. What is different about radical efficiency is that it deliberately adopts other perspectives into the design of services. For offenders, this might include their families. For early years, it might be grandparents. In doing so, it builds up capacity around the individual. Total Place must now take its place. It will survive a re-brand as its methodology remains relevant, particularly in taking cost out of the more complex areas of local service provision. It will become a well-used tool and, let’s face it, we are going to need every tool we’ve got – and a few we haven’t invented yet. Jon Rouse, Chief Executive, Croydon Council

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