Benjamin Taylor

  • A surprising new role for local government

    13 December 2021

    The food supply system is much more complex than it was a few decades ago, write Kate Cooper and Benjamin Taylor. They consider the data that could help local government plan for shortages and scarcities.

  • Long live commissioning

    10 August 2021

    Benjamin Taylor says examples of how commissioning is being used show how important it is to move away from a deficit focus to experimenting and learning how to influence complex systems.

  • Compassion, care and reconstruction

    07 October 2020

    Now is the time to focus on vision, strategy, and creating a purposeful and inspiring future for social care, ‘while caring for our staff who have been through so much’, say Benjamin Taylor and Kim Curry.

  • Creating success from a crisis

    29 April 2020

    When we are all heads down and dealing with the current coronavirus crisis, how do we make sure we learn from it and harness what really matters? Benjamin Taylor offers some ideas.

  • The days after – creating a new learning  community

    28 April 2020

    The Public Service Transformation Academy has set up a free virtual learning community to help prepare for a ‘real reboot’ and radical rebuilding after the coronavirus crisis. Benjamin Taylor explains.

  • Lessons learned from two years of the State of Transformation

    13 November 2019

    Benjamin Taylor reviews the landscape of local government transformation over two years of case studies, conferences and academies. The picture that emerges is both a depressing and inspiring one.

  • Commissioning’s pivotal role on the road to transformation

    08 March 2017

    Benjamin Taylor argues that skillful commissioning and taking responsibility for the results of your entire organisation is the way to successfully deliver public services.