Thousands take part in culture change at Cheshire East council | Knutsford Times

Thousands take part in culture change at Cheshire East council

By on July 27, 2018

After hiring a consultancy firm to support on a programme to change its workplace culture, Cheshire East have announced that over 1,000 people have taken part.

The hire follows a government review into the council which found that almost a quarter of staff were aware of workplace bullying in the second half of 2017.

Members were told at a staffing committee meeting on Monday that 205 employees and 25 councillors had taken part in workshops during the programme, with 787 additional members of staff completing a survey.


Emma Morris, senior HR officer at the council said at the committee: “Since the last update good progress has been made. We started the conversation with all staff across the organisation and with members. We had 7,000 pieces of data that we were analysed, and as a result we were able to produce a vision for our workplace culture.”

75 members of staff have also volunteered to become ‘brighter future champions’ at the organisation to help disseminate key messages.

A behaviour framework and employment deal, setting out behaviours that those working at the council can expect, will be drawn up.



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