These are pieces of work – thinking, research, presentations – from Public Purpose and others that amplify our work and interests in public sector management, policy, cities, health and social care, digital transformation and strategy.
We work with organisations, their leaders and teams – and often with their stakeholders and partners – to think clearly about their “theory of the business” in a very different and rapidly changing world.
Clear thinking has to turn into plans that can be executed for results and impact. We work with organisations to improve the link between good strategy and effective execution and attention to implementation detail.
We support organisational leaders and help to give practical shape and momentum to their leadership commitments and priorities.
The root cause of nearly every one of these crises is not that things are being done poorly. It is not even that the wrong things are being done. Indeed, in most cases, the right things are being done—but fruitlessly. What accounts for this apparent paradox? The assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality. These are the assumptions that shape any organization’s behaviour, dictate its decisions about what to do and what not to do, and define what the organization considers meaningful results. - Peter Drucker
Design and facilitate
We design and facilitate collaborative events and projects that help people to think, plan and execute together. Martin’s reputation as a thoughtful, disciplined and engaging facilitator, for 500 or 5, is well established and widely recognised.
Research and Write
Martin is a published author, respected researcher and analyst who can deliver the full suite of policy research, development and strategic analysis. Clients value the capacity to traverse a wide range of ideas and research from which clearly written and practical insights emerge to prompt thinking about implications for strategy and performance
Convene and Connect
Whether through formal conference or workshop planning or less formally, we can connect people who might otherwise not meet or have a chance to collaborate to take advantage of their complementary skills, expertise and experience.
The purpose of government is human flourishing – the chance for everyone to live their best lives. The role of government is to create conditions in which that becomes more predictably and reliably possible for more people by amplifying human ingenuity and dignity. It implies a persistent focus on improving equality, safety and wellbeing - Martin Stewart-Weeks Read More
Martin has been writing a blog for some time around many of the themes of public work and digital transformation too. The blog posts can be found here.
These essays are occasional pieces in which Martin explores current and emerging issues in public policy and public management. They will offer ideas for discussion and debate.
The public sector remains central to dealing with the risks and opportunities of a changing world; the potential value of the public sector as an important institutional actor in confronting risks and opportunities needs to be rescued, recognized and steadily reinforced. Read More