Demos today launches Stand By Me, a good practice guide for managing change in the Civil Service.
This report is the second part of a two-stage engagement process designed by Demos with The Charity for Civil Servants to build a practical, evidence-based handbook for supporting wellbeing during times of change within the Civil Service.
Change will always be a necessary feature of working life in the Civil Service. It is an essential part of modernisation, improvement and transformation, but the evidence shows that periods of change can cause immense stress. Stress then affects people’s performance at work. Our goal is to improve the experiences of individual civil servants and so, through improved wellbeing, better enable the Civil Service to meet its organisational goals.