Over 200 collaborative working and shared service online tools, templates and techniques are now online and ready for use in combined authority, city deals, mergers, collaborations and shared service working.

Over 500 public sector organisations (from police, fire, local and national government, housing, FE, HE and health) are applying one or more of the seven printed Shared Service Architect’s Toolkits in their collaborative leadership, collaborative transformation and shared service projects.

However, paper based versions are limited to only those with the books! From 2016, the full 200 self-explanatory online tools, templates and techniques are available as PDFs for download and use across all your staff and partnerships. So, whether you have 300 staff or 3,000 in your organisation, or one partner or 20 in your collaborations, everyone can become a valuable collaboration team member by applying the PDF tools, templates and techniques.

It is low-cost, and fosters an effective, tried and tested, culture of collaboration to reduce organisational spend and accelerate collaborative projects.

How our tools have been applied...

London Borough Of Sutton

Our own bespoke shared services toolkit, together with the SSA Online Collaborative Working Toolkit has helped project managers to save time, avoid errors and costs, and build on good practice and use new ideas and techniques to deliver change projects. As a result, the investment in the SSA tools and the development of our own has paid for itself many times over."

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London Borough Of Sutton

In 2016 Sutton Council adopted the SSA online toolkit as part a transformation toolkit they have developed for their project and programme teams. The integration of the SSA tools and their own has proved very effective. In an article for Collaborative Transformation Magazine they write:

“Our own bespoke shared services toolkit, together with the SSA Online Collaborative Working Toolkit has helped project managers to save time, avoid errors and costs, and build on good practice and use new ideas and techniques to deliver change projects. As a result, the investment in the SSA tools and the development of our own has paid for itself many times over.”

University of Nottingham & University of Birmingham

The Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham are at the early stages of exploring areas in which they can work more closely together. Access to the SSA online toolkit has been purchased as part of a series of workshops and conference held between the staff of the two organisations. The ambition is to develop a common approach, using a...

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University of Nottingham & University of Birmingham

The Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham are at the early stages of exploring areas in which they can work more closely together. Access to the SSA online toolkit has been purchased as part of a series of workshops and conference held between the staff of the two organisations. The ambition is to develop a common approach, using a single toolkit, as collaborative opportunities arise. SSA will provide support to their project teams in choosing the most appropriate sets of tools, templates and techniques for their projects.

See what is on the shelf...

When purchasing licenses, each organisation will be asked to nominate a number of employees who will be given access to the full online library of tools, templates and techniques. They will become the SSA Librarians.

For the standard online tools package, partners can share up to 10 SSA Librarian roles. It does not have to be 5 each, they can be shared proportionately depending on the structure of the collaborative working.

For example a major workgroup may be based in one of the partners. So they could appoint 7 SSA Librarians and the other partner appoint 3. Additional partner organisations can add 5 SSA Librarian roles to the partnership. Again these can be shared proportionately depending on the structure of the collaborative working.

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