Our newest publication, ‘Getting ready for Radical Efficiency,’ is now available for download. In it we demonstrate how our Radical Efficiency framework can help generate much better outcomes for users, and display the tools, conditions and processes that will allow it to be successful.
Radical Efficiency is a framework for thinking about the drivers of different, better, lower cost transformation in public services. The advice given in the booklet is grounded in an intense period of evidence-gathering, design and prototyping activities completed over the last year, which stems from our initial international research and horizon scanning. It draws on case studies largely coming from the Transforming Early Years programme, where four of the six authorities involved are projecting average financial savings of 25% in year one of their new services. More importantly, all are confident that the new service models will allow them to reach many more of the families who need them most.
The booklet illustrates the main features of an effective Radical Efficiency programme, including practical guidance on how to build your team, generate new perspectives on challenges, and prototype and scale your programme. But ultimately, what it really points to is a new model for local government. By understanding and building a partnership with communities, a new balance of risk and responsibility can be reached with those who use services.
The insights generated from the radical efficiency process are not just specific to local government, but should apply across other services as well, especially those where personal interactions are central like health and social care. Radical Efficiency allows those providing services to make space and relinquish control to the service users themselves, to better ensure they get what they need and what they want.
Click here to download 'Getting ready for Radical Efficiency.'