Senior Leaders are expected to have experience in a range of contexts to be able to perform effectively in delivering better public services. As mentioned in the Workforce chapter, secondments are a good way of promoting exchange of ideas, building new relationships and broadening perspectives. The number of secondments in the senior leadership group can act as a measure for increased collaboration in practice. As shown in Figure 2.3 the number of secondments in leadership and management positions has been increasing over the last seven years.
Figure 2.3 Secondments in Public Service leadership and management positions, 30 June 2008-2015