Land Registry leading the way. Apparently.

Judging from the referral stats (see image below), my blog still seems to somewhere people come for Land Registry news, so I figured I might as well mention this article from People Management on here. It came to my attention yesterday.

Land Registry’s restructuring sets model for civil service

It starts like this:

The Land Registry’s plans to reduce staff by more than 50 per cent by 2015 shows that the civil service is capable of restructuring itself in the face of spending cuts, HR director Malcolm Dawson has told PM.

The Accelerated Transformation Programme (ATP), a major change programme at the organisation, has been underway for more than a year, long before last month’s spending review. Now the Land Registry is sharing its experience with other departments such as the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

“The changes that we have made through the ATP have shown that you can deliver a very significant change very quickly, with the bulk of the changes completed within two years,” said Dawson. “We’ve shown it can be done quickly and in an organised way that tries as far as possible to engage people in the change process.

If you want to read the whole thing, click here.

Anyway, I mentioned it on Facebook last night and a few fellow former colleagues have left comments that sum up the contrast between the views put forward in that article and how it felt to live through the allegedly brilliant Accelerated Transformation Programme.

“Engaged in the process.” I don’t think so!! More like told this is happening deal with it!

“We’ve shown it can be done quickly and in an organised way.”  ?????? Perhaps he should look up the word organised in a dictionary. There was nothing organised in our departure.

Badly run drinking session in brewery springs to mind. It must be great to be so deluded about ones own skills – or lack of – I know I have made the right decision to take the money and RUN!

How does that man sleep at night?!!!

And, perhaps most succinctly of all:

What a load of rubbish!!!

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