Agile working gets the thumbs-up from staff

By on 24/11/2010 in News

Cllr Randal Brew, Cabinet Member for Finance at Birmingham City Cllr Randal Brew, Cabinet Member for FinanceCouncil, blogs on the way that employees are settling into their new surrounds at 1 Lancaster Circus - a council building that was officially opened in September following a £23million revamp…

“The renovation of Lancaster Circus was and is an important cornerstone of our Working for the Future project, the Business Transformation programme designed to enable our employees to work in modern ways, housed in accommodation that is first for the 21st Century.

“Lancaster Circus ticks both of these boxes, and is a shining example for others when it comes to retaining buildings that many might think are past their sell-by date.

“We have shown it is possible to modernise such properties, saving taxpayer money in the process.

“The feedback from staff has been extremely encouraging so far, and I am sure that longer-term, the improvement in services that the new environment creates will be clearly noticeable.

“As part of the effort to capture and report the views of staff using the building, we have produced some case studies - one of which I am proud to be able to share with you here.

“I think it offers a great insight into how staff are being given the best chance of providing our citizens with first-class services.”

Gurpal Singh at work

Click the picture above for the case study of Gurpal Singh, one of Birmingham City Council’s officers that is benefitting from the programme to embed an agile working culture within the authority

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