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How GGI can help free up your potential

More assurance doesn’t mean better assurance. Time taken up by assurance meetings has a real opportunity cost. Too many organisations have vast assurance meetings structures that add no value and take up valuable time.

GGI has developed a process for reviewing, analysing and changing overly complex assurance structures and implementing a better, leaner, more effective alternative. We call this programme ‘making meetings matter’. 

This can be done in a focused and targeted way, or it can be a significant programme of work amounting to a large OD programme. Either way, the benefits are profound. We would aim to reduce the time you spend on assurance meetings by at least 20%, reclaiming this time for frontline work. This could be worth several millions of pounds in management time. 

This is work that organisations can’t do for themselves – it really does need to be facilitated externally. And it’s perfect for integrated care systems too. Many ICBs have just transferred old CCG assurance meeting structures and added to them, so provider executives are being pulled into numerous poorly-thought-through meetings. 

The workload created by internal and external assurance meetings cannot be allowed to prevail at a time when the NHS is so stretched. If you’re interested in releasing time for frontline work, contact us now.

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