I joined FutureGov to be a part of a radical movement; one of the militant optimists working hard to make public services better. I’m now five months into directing projects at FutureGov after my move from local gov and I can confidently attest that what is seen from the outside is just as real on the inside.
Dominic Campbell, our CEO, recently wrote about the importance of organisations, councils and individuals finding the radical outlook and self-confidence to face problems, be imaginative and be ambitious about the future. It’s a mantra he continues to share, and one we discussed at length at our co-hosted event with dotSHF. What struck me about this was the inherent belief that the sector has the appetite and we as individuals have the vision and experience to make this happen.
In a former life, I had the confidence to try and reimagine myself as an Olympian. I think that what it took to do that at a personal level is similar to what it takes for councils to reimagine what they do and why.
Delivering at pace, in more ways than one
For many years, athletics was a big part of my life. I’d train six days a week and live like a monk to achieve my goals. I don’t do that anymore. But the rigour, discipline and core principles of that athletic training feel almost like the fundamentals of success in agile working.