A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale

By Andrew Grant | 13 September 2017

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. For many, the revenue support grant is gone and it’s not coming back, so councils are getting creative. We’re all adapting to this new reality – save money here, make money there, and we’ve all got our own plans on how to go about this. But a great idea is nothing without the right people in place, infused with the right culture, to see it through.

Everything comes down to people. The insurmountable stumbling block for so many great ideas is not having the right people in place to make that idea a reality. It’s widely stated that up to 70% of all change programmes fail. Now fully accepting that figure or not, it does highlight that change isn’t a walk in the park. You can have a ground-breaking concept or buy the fanciest equipment, but if you don’t have the right people to implement it you won’t succeed.

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