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From private office to departmental court

From private office to departmental court
From private office to departmental court
In the Rolls-Royce view of the private office, the minister gets what the minister wants. However, the private office's job is not just to look after the ministers. It has the equally important jobs of co-ordinating the department's work and resolving conflicts both inside the department and with other departments. Once we look at the work of the several central units that form the ‘departmental court’, it is clear there are several problems: fragmentation, rapid turnover of staff, burn out, recruitment, and an entrenched culture of long hours. To ensure departments have effective executives, we need to move beyond the minister's private office and explore ways of strengthening the capacity and capability of their departmental courts.
0954-0962
191-194
Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Rhodes, R.A.W. (2009) From private office to departmental court. Public Money & Management, 29 (3), 191-194. (doi:10.1080/09540960902891756).

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In the Rolls-Royce view of the private office, the minister gets what the minister wants. However, the private office's job is not just to look after the ministers. It has the equally important jobs of co-ordinating the department's work and resolving conflicts both inside the department and with other departments. Once we look at the work of the several central units that form the ‘departmental court’, it is clear there are several problems: fragmentation, rapid turnover of staff, burn out, recruitment, and an entrenched culture of long hours. To ensure departments have effective executives, we need to move beyond the minister's private office and explore ways of strengthening the capacity and capability of their departmental courts.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 25 March 2009
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 348978
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348978
ISSN: 0954-0962
PURE UUID: 6765991c-4d06-41ee-b99c-c0a5f038928e
ORCID for R.A.W. Rhodes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1886-2392

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Date deposited: 20 Feb 2013 12:10
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:35

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