The leading public organisations series is a set of resources produced by VPSC. They offer prompts, thought starters, practical ideas, and reminders for leaders and managers working in Victorian public sector organisations. They focus on:
- Making considered decisions about organisational design.
Organisational design is the art of dividing an organisation into operational parts and then connecting those parts together to optimise organisational performance. It involves considerations about what work needs to be done, how the work is supported, how roles are defined, and the governance arrangements that establish direction, control, co-production and accountability.
- Using the organisation’s culture as a component of productivity.
Organisational culture is the collective values, beliefs, customs and behaviours of the majority of people who work for a particular organisation. A ‘functional culture’ is one in which there is alignment between the values held by the individuals who work for the organisation and between the values required to achieve organisational performance.
- Facilitating change within an organisation.
Organisational change is the process of moving from old structures, ways of working, values or ways of thinking to adopt new structures, ways of working, values or ways of thinking. Change management is the act of directing and controlling this process in a systematic way.
The advice and ideas presented in each guide draw upon research in the relevant field, insights from Victorian public sector leaders, and insights gained through organisational reviews and consultation work that VPSC has conducted at the request of the Premier, various ministers or organisational heads.
Please note: Due to the use of images and graphics, these document are being provided in their original PDF formats, as published by the former State Services Authority in 2013. If you have difficulties downloading or require an accessible version, please contact VPSC.