Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Who said it's easier to get things done in the public sector?

The hardest thing is not writing the paper, it's not organising the meetings and it's not writing notes for the meetings. It's making what's written on the paper happen, and getting the people to make it happen.

People don't just move. They just love to do what they've been doing all their life. To make them do something new, they must either be terrorised into doing it (with fear of punishment) or sweet-talked into doing it (what's in it for them?). The first approach is fast, but you'll be hated for ages to come. The second one will maintain the human relation/emotions angle so it's better, but it takes a lot of time.

Whatever it is... it's hard to make things move.

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