Too Many Indians -
Not Enough Chiefs
Just as private companies have at
last realised that management consultancy is something of a fraud, the British
Government is wasting an increasing amount of taxpayers money on hiring
Vast quantities of money are now being spent on
creating league tables and targets which are always met because the figures are
Management consultancy fees paid by the public sector
almost doubled in 2003 and now top #1.3 billion a year. Most of the money comes
from central government clients.
There have for years been far too many
managers in British industry. Now there are far too many managers in public
sector areas too.
Astonishingly, there are now less than three employees
for every manager in Britain.
Britain desperately needs less people
giving orders and more people doing things. This is particularly true of the
public sector. The NHS, for example, is now awash with highly paid managers who
probably don't know the difference between a triangular bandage and a bedpan.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2004