Well-being of Future Generations Culture Change
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Changing the world starting with Wales (and other places)
The world is changing. We are under a lot of pressure. How can we adapt in kind and practical ways?
trying to be more sustainable?
working with intractable problems?
wanting to create practical change?
working under the Well-being of Future Generations Act?
Not started yet? No problem. Begin with small steps and bring the willing with you.
Not sure where to start?
Why not try one of these:
- Applying the Act – how can we deepen our involvement practice?
- Coproduction – working with others in a caring and constructive way
- Three question chairing – including pauses and taking turns in meetings
- Emergent planning – planning only the first few steps
- Prototyping – testing your idea to learn more
Or search the database of Quick Tips here.
Experience is the best way to learn. Ask if you would like to hear more about how to create a community of practice or peer-to-peer network.
Here are some of the things people have said about these new ways of working...
“It feels supportive and valuable. Building this into our work patterns helps us to become more effective. An opportunity to think more widely and deeply about the work in a neutral, understanding space is most welcome.”
“It generates a good discussion and exchange of ideas, helping us to understand other people’s points of view and think more strategically about how we solve our own challenges, at the same time as linking to wider objectives.”
“I recommend this when you are at the start of a new policy development or at the beginning of implementation or when you are seeking a step change in relationships. You need to trust the process and that isn’t easy. It helps to have the reassurance and support from someone who has tried it before.”
If you have tried the Culture Change Manual already, please take a few minutes to share your views on our Quick Tips. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.
Originally the Academi Wales Culture Change Manual was developed from the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Change Programme. The aim of the programme is to help civil servants across Wales to change their behaviour and culture in line with the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Want to discover more about the Welsh Government Sustainable Development Change Programme?
The Act requires everyone who works (as a member of staff, contractor or grant recipient) in over 100 organisations in Wales to work in new ways.
The Culture Change Manual is full of examples of how the Welsh Government is changing its practices, including holding meetings where everyone is heard and ensuring that meetings take only the time needed.
To hear more about the Welsh Government’s Change Programme, you can view a film or listen to a podcast.
Choose one of the links below:
- Where did the Programme begin? (external link)
- You can download the presentation (PDF 367KB)
- How is the programme developing? Audit Wales Good Practice Exchange (external link)
- What has this got to do with co-production? Wales Co-production Network (external link)
- What has this got to do with kindness? Survival of the Kindest (external link)
- What has this got to do with mindfulness? Mindfulness Cymru (external link)
- What has this got to do with crisis? Audit Wales Good Practice Exchange (external link)
- What has this got to do with collapse scenarios or worst-case predictions? Deep Adaptation and theory U (external link)
This is the change we are trying to bring about in the civil service. Is this the right change to make? Let us know!
A description of the research work within the programme is available on the Co-production Network Wales Knowledge Base (external link). If you are a researcher who would like to discuss working with us on a basis of reciprocity, please let us know.
Want to create a similar (but different) programme for yourselves?
Have you got questions or feedback?
Please contact Sustainable.Futures@gov.wales.