[LINK] Smart enough for the 2020 forum?

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Feb 4 17:59:58 EST 2008


On 04/02/2008, at 5:53 PM, Michael Still wrote:

> Yes, although as an ex-public servant now working in industry, I would
> also say that the Commonwealth public service is out of touch in many
> aspects of best practice (again speaking specifically about IT).

It might well be true with IT, which is often contracted out of the PS  
anyway - but I've seen plenty of good work in other areas, such as  
agriculture, education, and publishing, to name a few.

In many instances, these things don't travel very far if the minister  
responsible does not see any value in the process, or worse, want's to  
be directly involved (...Defence...) - which could explain a large  
part of the difficulty.

ps. I'm not (nor have ever been) a public servant...

iT


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