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The Australian Government has established an independent review to ensure the Australian Public Service (APS) is fit-for-purpose in the coming decades. The Chair of the APS review panel, David Thodey, has stated the APS doesn’t need fixing—it isn’t broken.
Innovation is one of the defining buzzwords of 2018. Government agencies know they need to innovate, and they want to innovate. But there exists a problematic, pervasive myth that companies can only innovate in a controlled environment of post-it notes and whiteboards, filled with creative folk who speak in design thinking language, spouting words like agile, disrupt and ideate.
There is a romantic notion of the good ol’ days, when colleagues were exceptional and the people running public sector organisations knew what they were doing. A Chief Executive who has spent many years working in Minister’s Offices recently mentioned that he believes senior public servants compare unfavourably with the ‘giants’ of his early career, noting they are now relatively inexperienced, unworldly and unsophisticated.
Vahid Saberi, Founder and Managing Director of VSA Australia, writes this month’s post. Vahid works closely with Nexus to improve healthcare through strategic planning and development.