Number of senior staff at meetings

Analyse the number of man hours and cost of senior staff attending meetings rather than doing their day job.

It would seem that it is not unusual for 6/7/8/9 senior staff from multiple agencies attend meetings (esp. social care) where it may well be entirely unnecessary for such a gathering.

Additionally, the use of teleconferences should be encouraged to reduce travelling time, and any claims for expenses, and allow staff to participate in the meeting without wasting time travelling to and from meeting venues when it could be better used working at their desk. Not rocket science.

Why the contribution is important

Better use of senior staff time and associated cost

reduce any need to claim vehicle expenses to travel to meetings/pay for parking etc


by DragonX on April 22, 2017 at 07:20PM

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  • Posted by Fairforall April 23, 2017 at 20:23

    Well suggested DragonX.
    I fear that his practice applies across many departments.
    Meetings for the sake of meetings in many Government departments is an endemic decease where I am sure many many hours are wasted and many millions of pounds could be saved
    I have first hand knowledge of one department that decided upon monthly afternoon meetings of the entire staff under the guise of bonding and of course the exchange of ideas and practices.
    These unnecessary meetings never lasted very long so an early finish to the day became the norm. Add into this the travel expenses of the two thirds of the personnel not based in Douglas.

    Prior to these monthly meetings being introduced three or four directives per year was all that was necessary for the smooth running of this department.
    Little wonder the most important part of this service has been all but destroyed under management like this.
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 24, 2017 at 11:12

    IOM Government spends far too much of taxpayers money on the employment of senior civil & public servants

    Cut spending by one third
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