Paul Morrell – real insight into Civil Service jobs and people

(Here's a taster of another new article we've got on our jobs website, Spend Matters search4 procurement.)

Paul Morrell was the chief construction adviser to the UK Government – well, two governments to be precise – from 2009 until late in 2012. That came after 40 years in the private sector, latterly as senior partner of David Langdon, the international construction consultancy.

Having moved on now, he’s written an article for Management Today which contains some of the most perceptive analysis I’ve seen of the strengths and weaknesses of the Civil Service and the people within it.  I’d thoroughly recommend it to politicians, anyone working in the public sector, thinking about a job in the public sector, looking to leave the civil service – well, pretty much anyone really.

He is very even-handed – he compliments the Civil Service where he feels that is justified. But he’s not afraid to be pretty brutal either. Here are just a couple of quotes from Morrell. In the first, he is comparing private and public sectors.

(Continued on Spend Matters search4 procurement jobs website here)

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  1. Richard Anstis:

    You’re right, Peter, an excellent piece. Thanks for pointing it out.
    Rick Anstis

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