Expertise

Organisational Consulting for the Public Sector

Transformation support.

Successful policies require solid structures and processes. Efficient public organisations – from the traditional authorities with administrative tasks, to public foundations with a cultural mission – play a crucial role in how successful we are in meeting the challenges of our time.

At the same time, these very organisations are under mounting pressure to change:

  • An increasingly dynamic, uncertain environment requires faster, more agile, more efficient action
  • A progressively complex society means an increase in tasks
  • Demographic change requires new concepts of knowledge management and personnel recruitment
  • In many organisations, a fundamental digitalisation of internal and external processes is still ongoing

Supporting organisations in this transformation is our mission at Prognos: ensuring that processes and organisations are ready for meeting tomorrows’ challenges.

Clear goals for better structures and processes

What distinguishes successful organisations? Clear goal orientation as well as the continuous improvement of their own structures and processes. This is of particular importance to the public sector, as the mission of public administrations is more complex than that of private companies. This is where our advice comes in: the only way to make development future-proof is to systematically deal with the trends and challenges of the future, reflect on objectives, and deal with the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation. As part of our consultation, clear priorities will be set, goals defined, and made feasible.

Organisational consulting – implementing strategic goals

The goal of good organisation is to support and implement this strategic orientation. Organisational consulting answers key questions: what tasks will have to be performed in the future? How can units and departments be optimally designed, and processes efficiently structured? What are the personnel requirements and what skills will be required in the future? And last, but not least: how can we react to changes flexibly and with agility?
For us, organisations are more than just a set of fixed rules, structures, and budgets. The skills, expectations, and attitudes of employees must also be taken into consideration. This is the task of change management, enabling improvements to be sustainably anchored in the organisation.

Organisational Consulting for the Public Sector: A selection of our services

Strategy processes

We provide support in participation-oriented strategy processes, develop strategic mission statements, set priorities and concrete goals, and design their implementation.

Organisational analysis

We improve organisations through a systematic task critique, analysis of the organisational structure, process optimisation and personnel needs assessment.

Personnel development

We analyse personnel structure and competencies and assist in sustainable, “demographically solid” personnel development.

Change management

We accompany the implementation of changes within the framework of systematic change management and through professional project control.

Evaluation

We make success measurable through the systematic evaluation of organisations and professional controlling and reporting instruments.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Municipal costs incurred through the reform of the Lower Saxony Equal Opportunities for Disa-bled Persons Act

ongoing
| Project

The reform of the Lower Saxony Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons Act assigned municipalities with new tasks. Prognos determined the incurred costs on behalf of the state’s Social Ministry.

Bureaucracy costs in a European comparison

2023
| Project

In which country is the implementation of EU law the most streamlined? Our study compares the bureaucratic burden on companies and develops initial proposals.

Supporting the Baden-Württemberg sustainability strategy

ongoing
| Project

Since 2012, together with Ökomedia, Prognos has been supporting the State Government of Baden-Württemberg with the conception, implementation, and further development of their sustainability strategy .

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Your contact at Prognos

Jan Tiessen

Vice Director, Head of Management Consulting

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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