Nous partnered with a major government department to develop a new leadership strategy and co-design its future culture and vision.
Two major government departments with intersecting priorities combined to create a new department – one of the largest in Australia with more than 14,000 staff. To achieve the goals of the integrated department, it was critical to engage leaders at all levels and embed the behavioural change required to realise the new mission and vision.
Nous engaged the workforce of the two organisations to gain insight into strengths and barriers, and to co-design the future culture and vision for the integrated organisation. Significant investment was made in staff consultation and the bottom-up co-design of the future culture. As part the process we:
Recognising that persistent focus and energy from leaders would be integral to the ongoing success of the initiative, Nous also developed the capability of leaders to drive cultural change. We:
Nous continues to advise the department on methods to embed the culture locally, build the capability of leaders to drive cultural change and ensure the espoused behaviours become a consistently lived experience for all staff. Cultural change progress is measured biannually through the Australian Public Service Commission survey and ongoing pulse checks, involving focus groups and an all-staff survey.
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