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Change Strategy 2019-2023

Meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet (Item 61)

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To present the draft Change Strategy for Gravesham Borough Council to Members of the Cabinet for approval.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Change Strategy for 2019-23 be approved subject to paragraph 2.7.1 of the Strategy being slightly amended to include reference to accountability.  

Minutes:

The Cabinet was informed that, in April 2016, the Council formally adopted its first Change Strategy as a supporting document to the Medium Term Financial Strategy. The Council recognised the need to ensure that it had the necessary support and structures in place to implement changes to service delivery and the Change Strategy was developed as the tool to reflect this commitment.

The Director (Corporate Services) advised that a review of the previous Strategy had been undertaken and updated to reflect the following:-

·         the new priorities/objectives set out in the Corporate Plan 2019-2023 (section one of the Strategy);

·         updates to the ‘content’ of the Council’s Change Strategy (section two of the Strategy) to reflect the current working arrangements and activities of the Council; and

·         stronger emphasis on the role of Members in terms of engagement in the change processes and activities that are undertaken (section three of the Strategy).

The Performance and Administration Cabinet Committee considered the draft Strategy on 14 November 2019. The Committee was supportive of the draft Strategy however suggested a minor change to paragraph 3.2 which had been incorporated.

The Cabinet considered the draft Strategy attached at appendix two of the report and agreed that paragraph 2.7.1 be slightly amended to include reference to accountability.

Resolved that the draft Change Strategy 2019-23 be approved subject to paragraph 2.7.1 being slightly amended to include reference to accountability.