Transformation Strategy

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Given the scale and complexity of governmental functions, a well-articulated transformation strategy is crucial for navigating challenges and ensuring success. How should we create a comprehensive vision of the desired future state, that addresses the specific challenges and opportunities of transformational change within an organisation, is accessible and comprehensible to the wider team? And how do we do all of the above in a living document that is sufficiently prescriptive to spur desired actions and achieve outcomes, while flexible enough to reflect changing circumstances?

  1. Change Management: The journey towards transformation often involves substantial changes in processes, systems, culture, and more. What are the key challenges in managing change during government transformation, and how can civil servants effectively navigate them?

  2. Stakeholder Engagement: Transformation Strategy is about people. Achieving transformational goals relies heavily on engaging stakeholders effectively.

  3. Agility in Execution: Government transformation often involves substantial uncertainty, requiring agility in strategy execution. However, traditional bureaucratic structures may not lend themselves well to such flexibility. How can agility be incorporated into government transformation strategies, and what might be the structural or cultural obstacles to this?