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1 Transforming Edinburgh Building Services Alex Burns & Caroline Purcell The Partnership between City of Edinburgh Council and Pinnacle Group

2 A Winning Partnership !

3 A Personal Insight... What did the Partnership mean to me back in 2003? A personal threat Recognition that old ways not delivering New way & style of managing required Key (difficult) messages to be communicated with the staff SO A huge personal and professional challenge

4 Partnership Working Aiming for Excellence Team Briefing Building Futures Trading Places First Steps Lunchtime Academy Sofa Club Modern Managers Initiative Teambuilding

5 Tenants First Lettable Standard Business Process Re-engineering Mobile Working Schedule of Rates Bonus Review Stores Review Financial Reporting Systems Project Management Office Partnership Working

6 Some Cultural Norms (for those needing a change) Why change? Let’s wait until… It’s too risky The boss / board will not like it We don’t have the money / time / people It’s too radical

7 EBS Vision “ To be the best building services provider in the public sector - on paper and in practice - providing services that exceed customer expectations, delivered by people who recognise the need for constant improvement”

8 Partnership Values Be clear on what kind of change is required Plan, plan, plan Pre-empt resistance Set short term goals Prepare employees Walk the talk All hands on deck Avoid complacency

9 The Partnership Approach Communications plan Cascade of meetings Set agenda focusing on key issues Focus on performance & improvements Know your finances Training & development

10 EBS Today I Letting the troops decide Communicating from the front Performance matters Letting managers manage Learning from customers New ways of working Helping people perform

11 EBS Today II 5 days from call to appointment (was 8 weeks!) Empty homes turnaround in 10 days (was over 20!) Complaints reduced five fold Kitchen & bathroom refurbishment halved Training budget grown by 5000% (yes!) 80% of staff now have confidence in their manager (was 20%!)

12 A Winning Partnership reprise Clarity Trust Responsibility Honesty Clear understanding of the objectives of the partnership and respective roles Having agreed the roles, creating space for both sides to operate within the defined roles Being clear, from the outset, about what the objectives mean in terms of delivery On occasions being prepared to challenge and accept the challenge - its healthy in the long run!


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