10.20.40 How to deal with the top civil service positions

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Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........


Firstly, let me be clear. This has no connection whatsoever with section 8.10.

My directions to senior civil servants and their tribal leaders are as follows -

I want the concept of rotating floaters adopted for the most senior executives. Never should someone stay in the same position for years and years. Get fresh blood, fresh ideas and a new regime in place regularly without having to wait for the High Priest to die.

These floaters, typically who fill the (equal) number 2 level, are to move around and swap jobs for 6 months at a time once every four years, with their equivalents within other departmental tribes. On top of this, every now and again I want consultative sabbaticals abroad. For goodness sake, go and get ideas from abroad. Go back to basics. Get simple processes working before spending gazillions in automating them, otherwise you automate chaos. The key can be found by looking at how the poorest tribes undertake almost the same results with 20% of the virtual cost.

And speaking from personal experience, never condescendingly turn your noses up to constructive public criticism or suggestions. Furthermore, I expect job positions to be renamed from "permanent head of….." to "non temporary head of….".

Finally, I may ask some of you to justify your benefits packages, future fat pensions and existence in general. You will do so quickly, efficiently and with the least amount of fuss. I will not debate the issue. Never forget, you are a servant of the people and not the slave master of your underpaid, unappreciated staff. Prove to me that you are fit and proper senior civil servants. Do as you are told or Get Off My Planet Planet.

I think the job title “Rotating Floater” may not go down too well with senior Civil Service executives.

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