Everyone was encouraged to Stop the Clock: Start the Conversation about leadership at 11.00am on Thursday 9 March 2017.
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Take a look below at what has happened already – and read a thank you message from Phil Norrey.
- Finance sum up the Charter
Our Finance (Accounting Services) Team held a Stop the Clock event and pulled together a comprehensive evaluation of their findings. This includes:
- Looking at what good leadership is
- How the Council can improve its leadership
- How Finance lead by example
- Waste team leadership quiz
- Children's Services talk leadership
The Senior Management Team in Children’s Social Work and Child Protection designated 9 March as ‘send no emails’ day and encouraged colleagues to have face-to-face or telephone conversations instead. Events included chats with colleagues and partner organisations over tea and cake, bring and share lunches, a wall of leadership behaviour bricks, and a pebble wall of change. As part of the celebrating success theme, nominations for Social Worker of the Year Awards were sought. Teams in Education came together to discuss the Charter and priorities.
- Public Health and Organisational Development Stop the Clock
Our Public Health and Organisational Development teams took an hour out on 9 March to discuss the Leadership Charter, what it meant for them and how they can put it into practice at all levels. They also shared thoughts and comments on how leaders can make the most of the talents, skills and energy of everyone at DCC.
- Events across the Council for Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation and Business Support teams held Stop the Clock events across all our strategic sites – County Hall, Estuary House, Follaton House, Great Moor House and Taw View – where colleagues explored elements of the Leadership Charter and how they are contributing to them. The Senior Leadership also took part in a Stop the Clock event in room 120 at County Hall – which included a graffiti wall!
- TEA and jam with Jan, John and Phil
Our County Solicitor is planning a TEA and jam event for her team and colleagues who are based in the same corridor – full details at Tea and jam.
- Customer Service Centre charity day
- Fostering and Adoption teams: communication and compliments
The teams had a stop the clock day around communication with their colleagues in Exeter, South and North Devon. Rather than sending emails, they picked up the phone and had a conversation, they also spent lunchtime talking with colleagues. They collated all their compliments together to be displayed and discussed.
- Leadership views from Legal and Communications
Colleagues joined in the leadership conversation on graffiti walls, through a leadership questionnaire, ‘If I was Head of Service’ wish pots, and informal drop in sessions.
- Economy, Enterprise and Skills drop-in on a graffiti wall
They expressed their views on ‘how we should work together to empower others’ at a drop-in graffiti wall event in AB2 Lucombe House meeting room. Cake and nibbles were included!
- Trading Standards connect!
Team members in TSConnect, who work in different offices, got together to have a rewarding chat about helping each other to work together as a team by taking pride in their roles and having the confidence to carry them out. They are encouraging other teams to start the conversation too.
- Planning, Transportation and Environment discuss the Charter
- Finance Services Stop the Clock events
- Highways Services discuss leadership
- Stopping the clock at NHS/DCC Promoting Independence seminar
- The Bridges Group stop the clock
The Bridges Group stopped the clock to discuss the Leadership Charter.
The hour long get together was structured as follows:
- Open discussion about why we are doing this and what we can get out of it.
- Thoughts as to why some people may be cynical about these initiatives.
- Discussion around why we like working for DCC? – very positive feedback.
- Consider the leadership quotes that appeared on the message board and choose our favourites.
- In small groups consider the Charter and identify the traits we can identify in our leaders and areas that could be improved.
- Final discussion and invitation to make further observations and/or suggestions for improvement.
- Adult Social Care Operations and Adult Commissioning and Health staff discuss leadership