How would you like to work in a place which set itself out as “A Space to Grow”?
A place where you could:
Achieve your personal goals;
Provide an outstanding service;
Fulfil your sense of vocation.
A place where your employers:
cared for your personal welfare and well-being;
focussed upon the impact of their service to users;
were flexible and willing to take decisions based upon consideration of circumstances – as opposed to being locked down by policy;
trusts that their employees want to do their best;
encouraged innovative and entrepreneurial practice to meet the needs of service users.
Sound a good place to be?
Well that’s an insight into what we got up to today at our first Leadership Team meeting for East Lothian Council’s Chief Officers.
Alex McCrorie – our new Acting Chief Executive – clearly set out a new agenda of change and opportunity where we are determined to listen, respond and work with our users and colleagues to improve the quaility of service we provide.
Despite the challenge provided by recent circumstances and the on-going concern over single status I was – in common with my colleagues – excited by the prospect of creating a new and vibrant culture for East Lothian Council.
A culture which is shared across all services and which shapes the practice and behaviour of all leaders in our organisation.
A culture where we learn from our short-term experiences and translate them into new forms of practice.
A culture in which people can take pride and satisfaction in supporting, benefitting from, and promoting.