A week ago today, I wrote a post here – the latest in the series of Committee Room 5 stories. This one featured the efforts of the Rebadging Committee to Rebadge itself.
It was a fiction.
Yesterday, Twitter went into overdrive about a new NHS inniative. This latest one is called “Thought Diversity”. Got that. Thought Diversity. Currently being rolled out to management teams across the country. Millions of pounds spent on the ????? (I don’t know the word for what it is. An innovation? A project? A load of old cobblers?) Probably millions given to the management consultancy company who are “partners” in its inception.
What is Thought Diversity? Your guess is probably as good as mine. What we do know is that it comes with a “shared purpose”. This purpose, mission statement, is one that all employees of the NHS are meant to sign up for. Buy into it. But no mention of how thought diversity will actually benefit the patients, the customers of this service. I’m not sure they’ve even been given a thought.
I could go on for hours but it’s probably best to draw your attention to what five bullet points, the “Shared Purpose” consists of. This is the core of Thought Diversity. These are the five innovations that are going to turn the NHS around:
- “Transparent Measurement”
- “System Drivers”
- “Leadership for Change”
- “Spread of Innovation”
- “Engagement to Mobilise”
This is not a fiction.
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