Best Value was introduced as a local government policy in 1997, after the election of a New Labour administration. The policy was designed to reconfigure service delivery by local government, with local authorities assuming the role of enablers rather than service providers. In order to help achieve this change, Best Value was constructed around a balanced scorecard approach. As a result, local authorities are examining organisational structure for a number of reasons. Internal management information requirements have changed. Best Value has also occurred at the same time as a number of other local government reforms, which are emphasising strategic decision making; accountability; transparency; sound governance and an awareness of the citizen’s perspective. Consequently, the traditional committee structure is being examined in many local authorities. This paper examines organisational changes within one local authority as a result of Best Value, which are designed to produce a more efficient, citizen focussed, and quality‐driven organisation.
CitationDownload as .RIS
MCB UP Ltd
Copyright © 2001, MCB UP Limited