Croke Park agreement is designed to underachieve
The public service is still awash with absenteeism, outdated practices and well-paid managers who are not delivering reform with any great urgency, writes Ian Talbot.
About four years ago, my then employer kindly sent me on a training course entitled Creating Lasting Change. It was a good course and we took away a credit card-sized cheat sheet of advice on the topic. One particular point on that well-worn card in my wallet provides advice on managing negative self-talk - think or say "Isn't that interesting?" So what's the relevance of this to Budget 2012? Well, try this.
The Minister for Finance,...
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