Decision details

Decision details

Organisational Development Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The OD strategy for the Council for 2020 to 2024


Cabinet received a report of the Group Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development which included a new Organisational Development Strategy, setting out the council’s ambitions for its staff to be the very best they could.


The Mayor introduced the report and advised that it underpinned how the council would implement the Council Plan.  It would make sure staff had the right opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to grow.


The Managing Director explained that the strategy was presented in a similar format to the Council Plan, in terms of themes and commitments.  She had worked with the Staff Ambassadors Group during its development and the strategy had also been developed mindful of recent staff surveys. There were four themes:


·        Workforce health and wellbeing

·        An organisation driven by values and behaviours

·        An agile organisation

·        Performance and staff development


The Group Head of HR and Organisational Development informed Cabinet that a detailed delivery plan had been included to demonstrate how the strategy would be delivered.


Councillor Watkin thanked the Group Head of Service for his work on this strategy.  He welcomed that the health and wellbeing of staff had been the top theme.  He had been pleased to see the Customer Service Academy.


Councillor Johnson agreed with the sentiments contained within the strategy.  It was right that mental health was an area on which the council focussed concentration.


Councillor Bell welcomed the emphasis on support and recognition for staff, particularly the idea of keeping staff within the council and promoting from within.  The strategy contained good ideas.




that the Organisational Development Strategy and Delivery Plan be adopted.

Report author: Terry Baldwin

Publication date: 06/07/2020

Date of decision: 06/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/07/2020 - Cabinet

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