More service designers than ever work in the public sector. But not everybody has worked with one. Here are 10 tips to effectively let them use their skill set.
Journey maps are often created when a service team starts working together. This post gives you some tips on how to make sure your map stays useful and interesting beyond its first few weeks with a team.
This is the third of our 3 posts on improvements we’re making to service assessments. It is about our venture into a new frontier for GDS: Life after the Live assessment.
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.
This second of 3 posts on improvements to service assessments focusses on what we’re doing to make sure assessors and service teams have a consistent understanding of updated Service Standard. It introduces assessor forums and the ‘Private Beta’ for the Standard.
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.
The service assessments service is one of the largest services that GDS offers to the rest of government. Leighton Mitchell and Sanjay Poyzer looked at the operational efficiency of the current process and fixing the basics before putting themselves in a position to measure efficiency and success in a meaningful way.
A service community is a network of people from across the public sector who work together to design and deliver an end-to-end service. As part of the ‘start a business’ community, the FSA and BEIS worked together to improve things for users.
Over the past decade, government has started to adopt a user-centred design approach to shape services for everyone. This post gives an overview of what’s happening across government and what to expect on this blog.