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Beyond Budgeting – event videos now live

Why do we believe in budget management?

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Are kittens evil?

Eight heretics contribute to one brilliant little book

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Leading change

Wanted: managers who are curious, resilient – and willing to challenge their own thinking first

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System conditions: a powerful lever for change

The public service maze is a system problem, not a people problem.

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How (not) to get a council house

Choice Based Lettings is a fraud knowingly perpetrated on decent people seeking help

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A new book from Vanguard

Richard Davis addresses the topic of responsibility in public services. Who is responsible?

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It is what you do and the way that you do it, that gets results

The 'what' and the 'how' of service delivery are two sides of the same coin

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Resolving the efficiency paradox

Doing things right makes them cheaper, while trying to improve efficiency invariably ends up costing more

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Hamish Dibley invited to address international health conference in Belgium

on the topic of humanising healthcare

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Why better measures lead to better lives

Good measures help individuals and organisations improve. Bad measures do the reverse.

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Richard Moir

My first proper job

Tech aficionado Richard Moir discovers that the role of technology in service improvement is always secondary

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On purpose

You can’t change a system unless you understand what it’s there to do, from the citizen's point of view

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An open letter to council leaders

John Seddon writes to every council leader about 'rising demand'

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‘Hi, I’m Paula’

Professional standards are important – but not more so than the people they are supposed to benefit

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Boldness pays off at Fareham

The transformation in customer service at Fareham is clear for all to see

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The Vanguard Periodical

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Integrated service: does it pass the milk test?

The case for moving beyond integrated services towards problem-solving with citizens and communities

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Making history, one life at a time

How a simple question – ‘what matters?’ – led to the transformation of social-care practice in Wales

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Richard Moir

Yours is not to question why

Richard Moir finds striking similarities between leadership of the Battle of the Somme and modern organisations

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One day all leaders will work this way

The Nordic Business Forum's write up of Vanguard's Leaders Summit

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The Vanguard Periodical

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A Leaders Summit: The Vanguard Method in Action

Highlights from the event are now available

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The Vanguard Method and Beyond Budgeting

Vanguard is the UK partner for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table

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The work is not the problem

Jeremy Cox writes on the invisible system of management

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Casino banking

Where's the harm in a little gaming of the system?

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John Seddon presents at Beyond Budgeting Conference

Watch John's presentation at the London event (November 2015)

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When IT gets it

Maarten Goedee reveals IT's most important function

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Fareham Council wins transformation award

Fareham Borough Council wins award for improving service and saving £500K

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Health Summit

John Seddon gives keynote speech at the largest health conference in Ireland

on how to improve a health system

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Raiders of a lost art

Understanding the complex project archetype

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1813: Emergency healthcare in Denmark

by Vanguard Skandinavien's Andreas Ritter-Petersen

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John Seddon

The case against ISO continues

The effects of ISO on UK pathology services

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Steve Thorne

The assumption presumption

Why do businesses make decisions based on assumptions rather than data?

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An inside job

Keith Bennett reflects on life as an internal consultant

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Against collaboration

8 charges against collaboration in public services

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The purpose conundrum

How does an organisation become genuinely customer-focused?

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We need to change the way we think about banking

The case for customer-shaped profit centres

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A Vanguard response to the Volkswagen crisis

Does your organisation cheat too? Asks Hendrik Ascheberg

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The Vanguard Periodical – order your copy of Edition Two

The Vanguard Method is creating new knowledge in management theory and practice

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The Vanguard Method in healthcare

Seddon and Brogan spent a day with executives from the acute sector

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LGA publishes Vanguard Method Case Study

Download a new Vanguard Method case study from Fareham Borough Council

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An exploration into the failure of Lean

Read Seddon and O'Donovan's paper about the failure of Lean

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Archived News

Vanguard's archived news stories are here