Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Co-ordination, not Cuts

The reasons why one of the ID databases cost £5.2m - and was ultimately scrapped - shed a lot of light on why current methods to cut public purses are fairly doomed:

But poor planning, inter-departmental disagreements and data security risks prevented it from being developed.

Get it yet? It's nothing to do with how much staff you have. It's only faintly related to what your Chief Execs are being paid.

It's everything to do with how well we co-ordinate.

Taking credit, avoiding blame - these are no longer useful skills in a network world. (Were they ever?) Until this is addressed, and co-ordination becomes a passion, the idea of "efficiency" is a sham.