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Over the festive season, I engaged in the traditional Aussie pastime of hosting a backyard barbeque. On one occasion I was asked to cook the steaks – a responsibility I was happy to accept. However, I was less happy to accept the unsolicited advice provided by what seemed like everyone at the barbeque—much of it contradictory to my own (obviously correct) cooking style.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve drawn on our 20 years’ experience in consulting to look at how the Australian public sector has changed over time and which changes have had a positive impact on our people, our work and our community. Now it’s time to look at the flip side of the coin: how the public sector has changed for the worse.
Our recent survey among clients and colleagues allowed us to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the public sector over the last 20 years, as well as determine how these changes have improved the way government services are delivered to the community. Here are six improvements that we believe have had a significant impact on the public sector over this time.
In 1996, Nexus Management was established, providing consulting services to government, not-for-profit organisations and universities across Australia. It was the year John Howard was elected to replace Paul Keating as Prime Minister and Morris Iemma was NSW Premier. Since that time, we’ve had five Prime Ministers (six, if you count Rudd twice) and five NSW Premiers, though none who have served longer than Iemma’s three years and 33 days.