Whisky drinkers, the England Rugby Team'and Children's trusts
As it happens, Woodward makes the same point in his book. During his time in charge he revolutionized the way in which the England squad operated, but he did so according to his rule that 'Organizations, like people, can only handle so much change at any one point in time'.
I think this raises some really interesting questions for our project on Children's Trusts. Starting with the needs of each individual child offers the most effective way of identifying the extent to which policy and practice must adapt to a new way of working ' but this in itself doesn't tell us how, or at what speed, that adaptation needs to take place.
The personalisation of public services is often presented as hegemony of consumers' interests over the interests of people working in the those sectors. But if we don't want people reacting violently against reform, then we're going to have to find an approach to change which encourages people to sip the whiskey ' and perhaps even acquire a taste for it ' without needing to dilute it.