“Sycol is an excellent example of a cutting edge application of innovative ideas.  It is organisational development work of the highest calibre – what we could properly call generative change in action.”

Gareth Evans - Organisational Development Manager , Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


The Sycol approach is used worldwide as an effective way to engage staff in rigorous and innovative continuous improvement.


The simple and direct approach that is taught is revolutionising the way leaders and staff think, work, innovate and take full ownership for what they do and say.  The Sycol model makes the mindset, discipline and culture of high-performance possible for public sector services and organisations across the country.

Who We Are

Sycol works with a range of services and organisations, both in the UK and internationally, to help transform performance and results.  These include:

  • Local Authorities
  • NHS Trusts
  • Educational Establishments
  • Social Care
  • Private Sector

What We Do

The Sycol Model provides services with the necessary architectural framework and operational content for systems leadership and management to create and deliver an outcome driven, self-improving service system.



Our approach delivers proven, practical guidance to ensure you achieve excellence by embedding continuous improvement at the heart of all that you do.

Why It Works

With Sycol, all members of staff take part in regular innovation projects that involve research to solve your key improvement priorities.   We can help you prepare for the future by tackling big questions such as:

  • What are the most successful models of existing collaborative and trading services?
  • Are there any opportunities for a more cohesive, collaborative culture and working model?
  • What makes an outstanding 21st-century service?
  • What could this look like in our Local Authority or Service

The Sycol Approach

The Sycol approach promotes a high performance culture in your service as it:

  • Engages all staff in continuous, positive self-improvement
  • Reviews and aligns vision, mission and values with strategic performance
  • Strengthens distributed leadership and establish a cultural manifesto
  • Establishes an inclusive, replicable innovation cycle to improve systems and practice
  • Promotes continuous improvement and solutions thinking
  • Ensures a transparent and universal standard to drive standards and consistency
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