New ‘how to’ guide to delivering different, better, lower cost public services
With the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) we have recently launched our new radical efficiency practical guide. In light of the Comprehensive Spending Review this booklet looks at alternatives to ‘less for less’ which will be very damaging given the scale of proposed cuts, outlining constructive ways for you to make between 20-60 per cent cost savings and improve outcomes for service users at the same time – Radical Efficiency.
This booklet offers practical tips to service leaders on how to start developing different, better and lower cost services. It is relevant for decision-makers in many different services, from children’s centre managers and GPs to social workers and the police. It also offers insights to directors of services and local authority leaders about how they can create a better environment for the ‘doers’ to make radical efficiency happen.
Our experience working with local authorities on radical efficiency in practice has shown that the process can be mobilising and energising. Although timescales for cost-cutting are tight and the current environment is difficult and raining, radical efficiency offers practical steps and hope for something better in this tough time.
To download this report please visit our website.