We often visit CEO’s, Heads of Transformation, culture “experts” and performance leads, to talk about transformation and performance improvement. We often hear data is the new golden bullet that will help them be smarter, do a better job, drive more revenue or provide a better service.
With almost every sector in crisis, we know the charitable sector is having a particularly tough time. Lack of donations and lower resources than normal, investment into new IT systems has been completely taken off the menu. This is why we at InPhase wanted to do something about it.
I’ll tell you what’s scary. Over the last 4 weeks, I’ve seen massive government departments, big corporate businesses, care homes and other critical front-line organisations spin up spreadsheet after spreadsheet to help them manage what is now the fastest-changing operational environment they’ve ever seen.
Is there such a thing as a successful week, in crisis?
I can honestly say, at the end of a VERY long week, I LOVE the InPhase team. I thought I did before, but I hadn't seen anything. The power of people coming together in the face of adversity is incredible. I'll be honest, we discussed at SMT furloughing staff, taking the 80%...for all of 1 minute. And then we said, "Nah, let's do something really awesome."
How are you doing?
When COVID-19 first hit, I wanted to make sure all of our customers, as well as our staff, were OK.
We setup a process to call all of our customers and asked them “how can we help” (many of our customers are key service providers; the NHS and health service providers, Local Authorities, Fire Services, Social Housing providers). They all said “we are really struggling with understanding what’s happening with our workforce. We are finding it difficult to manage key actions and who has to perform the high priority actions with so many people going off sick and self-isolating.” Mobile working clearly added to the complexity.
It’s hard sometimes to recognise what a business improvement and crisis management supplier that genuinely cares about you looks like. If you’re an exiting or striving rock star manager looking for a rock star supplier to help you fix real business problems and drive genuine results you’re going to need to make sure you picked the right partner.
While the Corona virus continues to escalate and there is the possibility offices may need to close, we would like to let you know that InPhase currently expects to be able to deliver a fully working, normal service throughout the epidemic. We will update you if this should change in any way.
Assurance is a vital aspect of governance within an NHS Organisation. Boards need to ensure that their organisations can deliver the financial sustainability and quality care that they declare within their annual governance statement, be this business as usual or mid crisis.
It is well known that it is vital to have effective assurance systems in place to ensure that reality is not distorted from ward to board. However with increasing pressures on the NHS, regular and continued organisational change and the need for constant innovation what does an effective assurance system look like in 2020?