Helping councils unlock their full potential to create thriving communities

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We know councils. We understand councils.

We uncover key insights from council employees and their communities. Insights that get to the heart of what matters most, insights that are relevant and actionable. We then help measure the impact of those actions to validate and celebrate progress and steer things back on track. This is how we help councils foster cultures of continuous improvement and impactful change. This is what gets us out of bed every morning.

Our purpose

To help create the most productive and enjoyable workplaces in the world.

In a world where community demands are ever-increasing and resources only get more scarce, we believe there’s nothing councils need more than happy, motivated and productive teams, who are perfectly aligned with your values.

This is the key to providing the best outcomes for your community.


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Our method moves the needle

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The AskYourTeam framework is borne out of insights from leading organisational models from around the world, and refined through active collaboration with over 70 councils in Australia and New Zealand.


Ask: Don't guess. Ask your richest source of insight.

Listen: Get to the heart of what matters most with relevant, actionable insights.

Act: Make smarter decisions, faster and prioritise actions that will deliver the best outcomes.

Measure: Measure the impact of your actions. Celebrate success or course correct if you need to.  

Do it all again and again to create a sustainable loop of continuous improvement.


We believe real transformation starts with knowledge. 
And your people are your richest source of insight.

Why choose us


Our Why, What
and How

Hear it all straight from our co-founder Chris O'Reilly to get a true understanding of who we are and what we're all about

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Our story

It started with a persistent question and the determination to find a powerful answer.

"How can we unlock the wealth of knowledge and insights from our people to drive continuous improvement?"

AskYourTeam, founded in 2014 by Andrew Bayly and Chris O’Reilly, has since become a vital tool in transforming workplaces and a trusted partner for over 50 councils in Australia and New Zealand. 

Our values

We care

We care deeply about the work we do. We care for those we work with. And we care about the positive impact AskYourTeam can make in our community.

Be authentic

We provide a safe environment for you to be your true self.

Challenge the now

We work in a highly dynamic market. We never accept that what we have today is good enough for tomorrow. We are curious and always ask how can we be better.

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Our culture

At AskYourTeam, we're more than colleagues; we're a family, united by fun, collaboration, and a shared purpose.

We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive and safe environment where everyone feels valued, engaged, and integral to our collective success. 

Empowered to bring our best, we aim to make a meaningful impact on councils and communities everyday.

How AskYourTeam can help your council.

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Council improvement IP&R

Put people at the heart of your IP&R. Listen to the people that matter most, focus your resources where they’ll have the greatest impact and improve on it again and again.

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Community engagement

Listen and act on the voices of your community, delivering council services to meet the real needs and wants of your community.

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Service reviews

Adapt to your community's evolving needs, uncover opportunities, and enhance the impact of service reviews for ongoing improvement.

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Leadership development

Nurture exceptional leaders. Equip them with the insights and tools to inspire positive outcomes for your community.

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Engagement and culture

Foster a culture of engagement, empowerment and excellence, where highly motivated, focused and productive employees are making a difference in your community day in, day out.

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Excellence Manager

Enhance your council's journey to excellence by leveraging the Australian Business Excellence Framework for community success.