FROM: Kenneth Spotlessnob, Assistant Chief Executive and Director of Transformational Excellence and Strategic Vision
TO: Kelly Pattrick, PA to Kenneth Spotlessnob
I've taken a brief time out from the Future Outstanding Leaders' Strategic Visioning Brainstorm Event here at Sandbanks to put the finishing touches on my presentation to all TESV employees on the Strategic Realignment Reorganisation in TESV. Could you run your practiced eye over it for any gaps, mistakes or whatever? I've also indicated a number of places where I need a visual on the powerpoint and perhaps you can execute those.
I KNOW HOW BUSY YOU ALL ARE, SO I'M REALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL FOR TAKING TIME TO ATTEND THIS PRESENTATION ON WHERE TESV IS GOING, NOT ONLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE BUT THE MEDIUM AND EVEN, IN CERTAIN RESPECTS, THE LONG.
(first picture: a blue sky)
I'M SURE YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT IN ORDER TO REMAIN EXCELLENT, WE NEED TO CHANGE - NOT JUST CHANGE, BUT CHANGE TRANSFORMATIONALLY. IN TIMES LIKE THIS, THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IS PARAMOUNT, AND IF THERE IS ONE MESSAGE THAT COMES LOUD AND CLEAR FROM OUR MAGNIFICENT EFFORTS ON STATIONERY BEST PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION, IT IS THAT CHANGE MUST BE TRANSFORMATIONAL.
WE ALREADY DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB, BUT THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. WE NEED TO BE AN EXEMPLAR. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THAT, WE REALLY MUST NOT ONLY CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS, BUT ALSO THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT DOING THINGS.
(second picture: footballer scoring goal)
ONLY EXCELLENCE WILL ACHIEVE OUR GOALS. I'VE BEEN THINKING BACK OVER THE FOUR YEARS SINCE I BECAME DIRECTOR OF WHAT WAS THEN POLICY AND PARTNERSHIPS. THE CHANGE OF NAME ALONE SHOWS HOW FAR WE'VE COME. WE HAD A CLEAR MISSION THEN. BUT UNDERSTANDABLY, IT'S GOT SOMEWHAT MUDDIED BY CIRCUMSTANCES, BY INCREMENTAL SMALL CHANGES THAT SEEMED SENSIBLE AT THE TIME, AND NOW WE NEED TO CLEAR THE DECKS, AS IT WERE, AND, AS IT WERE, REDEDICATE OURSELVES TO OUR OVERARCHING STRATEGIC VISION. THIS IS WHAT TESV MUST BE LIKE IF WE ARE TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE THE EXCELLENCE OF OUR SERVICE TO OCC:
(third picture: Core Values of TESV as reflected by the reorganisation, namely:
* A lean, muscular organisation
* A fit-for-purpose organisation for the twenty-first century
* Customer responsiveness
* A challenging vision
* Flexibility and manoeverability
* Team spirit
* A positive attitude
* A transformational mindset.
I propose to reorganise Transformational Excellence and Strategic Vision around three core functions, CHALLENGE CULTURE ENHANCEMENT, CUSTOMER ORIENTATION and GOAL IMPLEMENTATION. I expect most of you have a pretty good idea of how you'd fit into those.
In order to achieve this vision there will be changes which will be quite difficult for us all and even in some cases painful. Believe me, it will hurt me more than it will hurt you. If you look at page 123 of your pack, you will see that there will be a number of redundancies. The process for achieving these redundancies and for slotting people into new positions is explained on pages 125-172.
KELLY - HAVE TO LEAVE IT THERE FOR NOW. LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENTS.
FROM: Kelly Pattrick
TO: Kenneth Spotlessnob
I've put in the graphics and changed "manoeverability" to manoevrability".
FROM: Kenneth Spotlessnob
TO: All TESV
I expect you know that I've been mulling over changes to TESV to make us more fit for purpose for some time. I'm pleased to say I now have something to show you. Therefore please come to one of the two sessions listed below. There will be HR people present to answer any questions, and also. I'm really pleased to say, a voluntary sector presence from three outstanding organisations, Alcoholics Anonymous, Dignity in Death and the Samaritans.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
(to be continued, of course)