<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

What civil servants think..

Senior civil servants at the Cabinet Office, presumably those belonging to the ludicrously named First Division Association have been quizzed on attitudes to leadership in the civil service etc etc. I was going to make the usual joke about how they really ought to call themselves the Coca-Cola Championship these days, but showing the world shortage of acronyms, abbreviations and the like they are now the FDA - which to me is the US Food and Drug Administration. I would link to the full report, but the Cabinet Office's site throws up a page of gibberish rather than the promised PDF. Disgruntled techies, perhaps? However, Dizzy informs me it is a MIME problem and has duly sent me a version that works. I hope that a non-linked version will be taken on trust.


So, what does the Mandarinate think of itself:

5% did not answer yes to 'I am committed to seeing my department succeed'. Time servers or deliberate wreckers?

19% considered 'change is managed well in this department'. That many?

36% claim they will be seeking a job outside the Civil Service within the next 2-3 years. Presumably those seeking jobs now would have replied no... Especially as elsewhere only 71% were prepared to say they would still be with the Cabinet Office in a year's time.

57% 'feel a strong sense of belonging to the senior civil service'. So much for the Mandiranate being a calling.

21% think that poor performance (who by?) is dealt with well.

Rather bizarrely 78% claim to have discussed with a line manager how long they will be staying in their current post. Meaning 'I'm on the next train outta here', or 'I want your job'? Both sound like really great career moves....

And what do they think of each other? 73% could not give the nod to 'the SCS can make tough decisions when needed’, nor 48% to 'is effective in delivering results'. 30% do not think 'the system of career progression is fair for everyone'. Meanwhile, they must be in clover as 71% are 'comfortable with the level of pressure' placed on them'. I wonder what they would say at Magic Circle Law firms, Big 4 Accountants etc etc....

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:56 am

That last sentance is so damning. Given their seniority and high pay levels you would expect them to be under enormous pressure and that dealing with this should be a serious issue for them.

But I guess if you work somewhere where going home at 5pm is the rule and you can't get fired then it is easier to manage 'the pressure.'

Where do I apply?  



» Post a Comment