On September 13th, Paul Matthews, Chief Executive of Monmouthshire County Council, will be joining us to lead a workshop aimed at setting our organisational vision, and identifying why we need to change. He tells us how identifying the why helped Monmouthshire County Council along their transformation journey:
Whilst the AMs and MPs are on recess, forgive me for briefly straying from politics and housing to talk about something that has been in the news, chatted about and all over social media over these last two weeks – exam results. I know it isn’t directly related to the work we do in the housing sector, but something that undoubtedly interests a great number of people, be they students, parents or just curious citizens. Pretty much everyone has done exams of some sort at some stage in their life and many will remember their August spent waiting on results for GCSEs or A-Levels (or O-Levels, or Highers, or Standard Grades or anything else!). It is a funny month; schools and universities are on holiday, offices are half empty, flights and hotels are twice the price and politicians pose for holiday photos to try to demonstrate that they have hobbies and interests outside of politics. Then, as the middle weeks of August arrive, so does the onslaught of photographs of smiling teenagers jumping in the air clutching pieces of paper.