We are currently undertaking research into organisational capability across the Australian Public Service (APS).

The aim of the research is to identify trends in terms of better practice as well as challenges. From the research, we will produce a report and maturity framework to help APS professionals:



We have begun to interview APS staff through to agency head level, with a main focus on senior executives.

Our aim is to meet people from a range of public sector organisations—from central agencies through to large departments and smaller portfolio agencies.

We will also draw on the high-level findings from previous research into APS organisational capability, including the 20+ whole-of-organisation reviews that our team have worked on in key roles.

As such, this research aims to draw on previous research and build upon it to identify what has changed or remains the same across the APS in terms of strengths, challenges and major trends. This is especially relevant given the accelerating pace of change in Australia and globally.

Research process

The research is being undertaken using a qualitative human-centred design approach. Themes will be drawn from the evidence gathered to inform our findings and recommendations.


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