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Jon Ainger

Jon Ainger

Which Councils Are Best? 2019

Our new report is out: which councils are in the Top 10 this year?

November 13, 2019

The EDGEWORK Manifesto: How to deliver sustainable change in complex public services

We hope that our new book starts a conversation about why smart, dedicated and experienced public sector leaders find it difficult to make measurable and sustainable improvements

October 21, 2019

Launching tomorrow…The EDGEWORK Manifesto

Our new book makes the case for a new approach to public sector leadership and consultancy, and explores the difference between ‘complicated’ and ‘complex’ issues

October 16, 2019

Performance anxiety

I’m really looking forward to attending the LGA conference this week in Bournemouth, I’m particularly looking forward to debates on sector performance. I share my three key learnings about productivity in the public sector.

July 1, 2019

6 tips for delivering successful Primed Performance

IMPOWER's Primed Performance Management approach focuses on reconnecting the workforce both to their moral purpose and to the need to deliver measurable results. I want to set out a bit more detail about how we achieve this.

March 11, 2019

Primed to perform: remembering why you get out of bed in the morning and come to work

IMPOWER’s focus on the delivery of measurable and sustainable change means we spend a lot of our time helping our clients to improve the performance of their own staff.

February 18, 2019

The value of making better quality decisions

How can councils make difficult decisions stick?

December 4, 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

Which councils are spending their money most effectively and getting the best outcomes for citizens?

November 22, 2018

Council performance doesn’t matter when it comes to local election results

This article was originally published in The MJ on 24 May 2018. Much of the analysis of the May local…

May 25, 2018

Why nudging (by itself) isn’t enough

We were delighted when the LGA recently announced that six more local organisations have won grants to deliver behavioural science-based…

January 8, 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England

Traditional tools don’t work very well when applied to complex public sector systems – so we decided to build our own, using publicly available data and applying more than 17 years of consultancy experience.

December 6, 2017

Nudge theory, the Nobel Prize – and social care

  Earlier this month, the economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize  – for his work on ‘nudge theory’ –…

October 18, 2017

Let’s have an ‘un-digital’ conversation

I worked at Andersen Consulting from 1997 to 2000, in their burgeoning Strategy practice. I was lucky to witness at…

November 16, 2015

Five reasons why behavioural insight isn’t being used to improve public services

Like many hundreds of other eager and interested people, I attended the star-studded BX2015 conference a couple of weeks ago….

September 24, 2015

Driving Practical Value From An Insight Hub

A couple of weeks ago, as the first in a series of pieces emerging from our recent report ‘The Inflection…

May 21, 2015

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