Culture Shock: Creating a Changemaking Culuture in Local Government

April 18, 2018  |  By Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert

Increasingly councils are recognising that it is organisational culture not structure that drives impact. But what is the culture of local government? Why is changing it important? And how can such an intangible thing be transformed?

In this essay – the second in NLGN’s Changemaking series – Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert draw on cutting edge academic research and practical case studies to answer these questions and chart a new way forward for the whole sector.


Adam Lent is the Director and Jessica Studdert is the Deputy Director of the New Local Government Network.