Agenda and minutes

Change Management Committee
Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 6.30 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor E R Barr.


Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 4 of Part 4 of the Constitution.


Councillor R E Fahey substituted for Councillor E R Barr.


Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.




Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 11 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 17 of Part 4 of the Constitution.




The minutes of the meeting of the previous Committee held on 11 January 2017 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.


Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule 24 of Part 4 of the Constitution.




Update on Action Plans and Other Miscellaneous Issues DOCX 120 KB

Additional documents:


Investors in People - Assessment Report (2016)


There was a presentation to the Committee from Ms Tracey Thompson, the independent external Investors in People (IiP) Assessor regarding the recent IiP Assessment Report for Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (as attached to the agenda, page 12-59).


She highlighted that the new IiP standard was called Generation Six and was classified as a “super brand”.  Several sections had been combined to reduce repetition and two new standards were added. There were now nine indicators which were split into three sections and all three sections needed to be achieved.  There were twenty seven sections in total.


It wais said that there were five steps to the accreditation, one of which includes an online assessment (i.e. staff survey) which was sent to all staff.  62% of surveys were completed and returned.  During Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s assessment some individual interviews took place and the IiP Assessor also tried to catch staff on an informal basis and attended a team meeting.


It wais said that In 2016, organisations had two options: whether to stick with the remain at standard Generation Five or to attempt to gain the new Generation Six.  She advised the Committee that Oadby and Wigston Borough Council were very brave and courageous for opting to go for the new Generation Six.  Generation Six became compulsory from 1 April 2017.  Currently 11,000 companies hold an IiP accreditation with only 6.5% holding Generation Six.


Six indicators had been achieved with three still to gain, therefore, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council retained its like-for-like full Generation Five IiP accreditation and would  be reassessed again in December 2017 with an action plan put in place to achieve all indicators.


The IiP Assessor highlighted some of the good points to come out of the IiP Assessment report:


·         Trust in leadership had greatly improved;

·         Considerable work had taken place on the visions and values, put together through consultation; and

·         Learning and development was well supported.


And some areas for improvement:


·         Reward and recognition needs to be addressed

·         Responsibilities need to be better outlined due to changes in staff and job roles


Councillor B Dave enquired as to whether there were any statistics on which staff were spoken to, for example, permanent, agency, new or old staff.


The IiP Assessor advised that she was given a list of employees and a cross section of staff were selected.  She also stated that she believed that there were a low number of agency staff.


The Chair stated that regardless of whether staff are long term, short term or agency, they will all have had to adopt to the same visions and values.


Councillor Mrs L M Broadley stated that Oadby and Wigston Council had done extremely well especially as there was very little lead-up time.  Along with the recent Peer Review, she said this was brilliant news.


Councillor K J Loydall asked for clarification of when Generation Six became compulsory and that within the agenda report it stated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.