These two publications from the Leadership Centre for Local Government mark the end of the pilot phase of total place and the start of transition to the mainstream. Together they chart how the concept of an innovative approach to redesigning services was proved beyond doubt, and where those who want to apply the thinking should start.
PEOPLE, PLACES AND POLITICS: LEARNING TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
This learning history from the total place pilots presents the experiences of those who took part in the projects. It captures stories that people tell about looking for better ways of doing things. The history includes reports of actions and results, descriptions of learning methods and techniques and underlying assumptions and reasoning. It also includes perspectives of a variety of people including those who did not support the work
The publication is available here.
TOTAL PLACE: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
The guide brings together the wisdom of a number of people who took part in the total place journey. They share their learning about theories and models of change, practical processes and the human dynamics of change.
The guide offers a range of resources from which people interested in taking up total place thinking can pick and choose. The thirteen total place pilots have each undertaken a unique journey and it is clear that there is no single set of rules to follow. The guide makes it clear that there is much more to learn about total place because the story is far from over.
The Guide is available here.