Introducing New Operating Models for Local Government

Introducing New Operating Models for Local Government

‘Introducing New Operating Models for Local Government’ is the first part of the New Operating Models Handbook, a set of learning products which explore the new operating models emerging in local government – how they work, what they look like and the key features needed to promote success elsewhere. It draws on the experience of the twenty pioneering Local Authorities participating in the Upstream Collaborative, which was led by Nesta in partnership with Collaborate from 2019 to 2020.

The Handbook is made up of six parts:

Introducing New Operating Models for Local Government

From the Margins to the Mainstream: How to create the conditions for new operating models to thrive

Reframing Risk: How to adopt new mindsets around risk that enable innovation

Asset-Based Community Development for Local Authorities: How to rebuild relationships with communities through asset-based approaches

Meaningful Measurement: How a new mindset around measurement can support a culture of continual learning – notes from the field

A Catalyst for Change: What COVID-19 has taught us about the future of local government

About Nesta
Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.

About Collaborate
Collaborate CIC is a social consultancy that helps public services collaborate to tackle social challenges. We are values-led, not for profit and driven by a belief in the power of collaborative services, organisations and systems as a force for social and economic progress. We create partnerships that get beyond traditional silos to deliver credible change on the ground, working with partners and places across the UK. Our clients and partners span local government, the NHS, civil society and the private sector. Get in touch if we can help you.