Change Management

The IOMGov needs to look inwards to the various departments including the ever expanding Cabinet Office to see exactly what Managers are doing. Some simply move around with varying job titles at each move with no obvious job description or function and at times no relevant qualifications.

Why the contribution is important

To cut back on levels of management and perhaps redeploy more usefully.

by Carolyn on April 06, 2017 at 08:06AM

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  • Posted by thegingercat April 09, 2017 at 09:39

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  • Posted by thegingercat April 09, 2017 at 09:41

    When I worked in a care establishment here a few years ago, we had a manager, who had a regional manager (North, South etc) who had at least one manager between them and the Director of Social Services. When I worked across, a home manager had an adult services manager to report to, and they reported directly to the Social Services Director... this was in a city with quarter a million population and thousands of service users, as opposed to here. The home manager here spent many hours working out a rota (there are software packages which do this), and then many more matching individual timesheets (prepared in work time by employees) to that rota. This rota was then scrutinised by the next level of management, before going for re-scrutiny by the wages dept. Across the home manager, in consultation with staff, produced a rota which was used to inform statistics and tell us when we were working, but permanent staff had no timesheets... why do they need them?? Wages here are paid at the end of the following month, not the current month as any decent employer would do, so the service could be improved for both employee and taxpayer, by cutting out at least one level of management, and speeding up payment of wages. There are far too many managers, and far too many people on zero hours contracts when they should be on consolidated hours, giving them security and ensuring consistency of service.
  • Posted by Shale April 13, 2017 at 14:27

    @thegingercat - what you describe sounds absolutely right, I have seen this also and know of others in civil service who say same.
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