Business of Government: marking your own homework, silo mentalities and more ...

Business of Government: marking your own homework, silo mentalities and more ...
The government's fiscal priorities aren't all black and white. (Image: Photosport)
Jem Traylen
You can’t beat a public servant on a good day …The latest survey data on what people think of public servants suggests they’re generally considered trustworthy and trying their best for their fellow New Zealanders.But, no surprise, the public service is also thought to be hopeless at working as a team and quickly circles the wagons whenever a ball is dropped.The OECD suggested that our public service needs to be more customer-focused and, in the parlance of modern management, become learning organisations that take their feed...

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