UK: Political managers - Change the people, not the system - When Whitehall fails to deliver the policy ...

UK: Political managers - Change the people, not the system - When Whitehall fails to deliver the policy ... - Political managers - Change the people, not the system - When Whitehall fails to deliver the policy desired, the prime minister would do well to

by MICHAEL HESELTINE.

Political managers - Change the people, not the system - When Whitehall fails to deliver the policy desired, the prime minister would do well to examine the basic management tool of well-judged delegation.

I have observed with some interest the prime minister's growing frustration with the way the system works - or doesn't work. The Government has now been in power for well over half its practical life and political commentators are turning their attention from the breathless phrases of the pre-election and honeymoon phases to the more earthy facts of life that constitute historical record.

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