Magazine article Management Today

MT Masterclass: Working with the Public Sector

Magazine article Management Today

MT Masterclass: Working with the Public Sector

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What is it? With the election over and the true extent of our problems becoming clear, one thing is obvious: the public sector needs help.

Yes, we have had PFI/PPP projects. And yes, outsourcing has grown in the past decade or so. But now the cry is going up for a substantial injection of private sector expertise for the massive task of reforming public services at minimal cost. This will call for patience, tact, skill and decisiveness from private (and public) sector managers. The public sector offers a very different working environment and culture, and presents a different management challenge. Are you up for it?

Where did it come from? In the good old days, government was a lot smaller. In fact, the 'public sector' is to a great extent a 20th century invention. Yes, governments have taxed their citizens for some time. But income tax was introduced as a 'temporary measure' to the UK in preparation for the Napoleonic wars. And after World War Two, with the NHS and the nationalisation of many industries, Attlee's Labour government established a public sector framework. …

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