The third annual Services Week will be held from 1–5 March 2021, and we’d like to invite you to get involved in any way that suits you. This time, it will be a remote-first and location-independent edition of the popular event series. Here is how you can engage with it and propose a session.
The Service Standard and Manual have been around since 2013 and continuously evolved since then. In summer 2020, a new team started taking things into a new direction. In this blog post, they share what they have learned in recent months and why the future is community-led.
Over the past few years, the team behind the flood information service have made their offering more user-centred by designing it end-to-end, front-to-back, and for every channel. In this blog post, senior user researcher Silvia Grant shares what the service transformation looked like.
To redesign its Request a bin service end-to-end, a West Berkshire Council team worked with three departments, the waste contractor and a digital supplier. This blog post describes how strong collaboration led to measurable outcomes and benefits for citizens and government.
For years, GDS has been measuring and showing what good service transformation looks like. In a recent piece of work, we collaborated with individual service teams in several government organisations to identify and document the value of their digital transformation work.
From 3–7 February, the second edition of Services Week took place across all levels of UK government. It included more than 85 events. This blog post recaps the week through a selection of social media posts.
As part of a significant insourcing effort, Birmingham City Council transitioned 350 employees and brought £55m of technology spend under direct council management. In this blog post, the council’s Director for Digital & Customer Services, Dr Peter Bishop, reflects on the changing role of outsourcing.
The former Head of DWP’s Policy Lab shares 6 main insights from policymakers across government. To master organisational silos instead of breaking them down we need to understand and connect with them.
Back in January this year, we ran the first-ever Services Week – a series of cross-government events that looked at how we can work together to deliver end-to-end, user-focused services. From 3 to 7 February 2020, we will run Services Week 2020 and we want you to be a part of it.
At GDS we want to help all of government collaborate as effectively as possible on services. One of the ways we’ve been doing this is by establishing work on Service Communities. Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up your Service Community and making it sustainable.