Saturday, April 21, 2007

The real value of all those policy reviews !

Chaney / O'brien raised nothing new in their summary of what works in government - What Chaney failed to address was the ongoing sore of policy preoocupations by managers .
High value Efficiency words hide the stupidity of the management system of the moment. This cloud of righteous intent maintains a largely uneccesary and managerial class in the PS that often discourages those at the precious coalface from " continuing to develop their skills". How can they, when constantly being questioned about "the numbers" . As the statisticans amongst us know - they can be used to say anything - so why do the wannabes let themselves get lost in them ?
What I wish O 'Brien had asked was " what was all the value of all the policy documents he had seen over decades on aboriginal affairs ? "