Academics are not the experts, managers are the experts but what fitting-in can do is to help managers to use their expertise.
Theory without practice is a waste - Practice without theory may just be dumb!
Fitting-in are developing a new template and we hope you are not inconvenienced
The pressure on FRS budgets continues and is no sign that the pressure will ease. It is part of New Labour's ideology to extend the notion of modernisation and a very important part of this is to put pressure on the public services to become more efficient. Efficiency to New Labour means reducing the budget and by doing this they hope to make people more resourceful; to a large extent this has worked and public services are now leaner and produce more.
This is not easy for the public services but whilst they can challenge their budgets the ideology has been taken to the ballot box - therefore it is difficult to oppose.
Whilst FRS's will no doubt be always looking for efficiency and have planned for a declining budget in real terms the ideology is not always so easy to equate with a public service and we might be able to help.
We will individually interview your strategic thinkers about how they think the budget can be managed. Then we will facilitate a workshop based around our findings (their ideas) with a view to gaining a consensus on the way forward.
Further support will always be available through research and consultancy for any projects undertaken as a result of any work we carry out for you.