Category: Change

Why would anyone care about outputs and outcomes?

The truth is most people don’t care about outcomes and outputs. But we do care. Clients talking outputs and outcomes are what drives Red Potato. What do we mean by outcomes But we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves. What do we mean by outcomes? Well we think it is about long term impact.…
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We’re moving to Hatfield!

Goodbye Welwyn Garden City, Hello Hatfield! Yes, Red Potato are moving to the heart of Hatfield at the wonderful Great North Business Centre, close to historic Hatfield House.  The good news is we are staying in Hertfordshire and our new premises serve great coffee! Hatfield is only 20 minutes from central London and is home…
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Welwyn Hatfield

Welwyn Hatfield Alliance

The Welwyn Hatfield Alliance (LSP) is based in Hertfordshire, England.  Members of the Alliance include key public sector organisations, businesses, community groups and voluntary groups who have a shared vision: to improve the quality of life for all in Welwyn Hatfield. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has a key role in economic development and supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Alliance. …
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2014 UK local government employment “snippets”

For a number of months we have seen a steady drip feed of information on cuts in jobs at local authorities and new jobs in other private sector businesses.  To keep track of things Red Potato will provide regular updates here on this blog. It is a snapshot and not a statistical analysis! All data…
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Welwyn Hatfield Alliance Annual Conference 22nd November “Strengthening Partnerships”

Strengthening Parternships, preparing for change Annual Conference at the Focolare Centre, Welwyn Garden City 22nd November Full Programme details below 09.15 Registration and refreshments 09.30 Welcome 09.35 Speed dating! 09.45 Welfare Reform & Universal Credit briefing: Gary Vaux Head of Money Advice Unit Herts County Council 10.25 Round table responses Map key issues and themes…
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Starting a business – Week 1

Red Potato started trading this week and it’s been a great week.   What does that mean?  Well, it meant the business became central to everything we do – building the brand, identifying sales opportunities and firming up the products we offer our customers. The challenge is to continually show value to customers, and be able to…
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Rearranging the deckchairs – keeps the local economy ticking over

We’ve all heard the phrase “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titantic”.  The definition on Wiktionary is “To do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem” Many local councils are faced with an office estate which was designed in the last century,…
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Change is tricky

OK so you’ve got this great idea – it hits the “green” button, it will reduce costs to your organisation and provide greater insight into how the organisation works. Simples, all you need to do is tell your boss what you plan to do and then wait for the plaudits from the Chief Executive. How…
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