19 Aug 10
New research from management consultants Knox D'Arcy reveals that local government substantially lags the private sector in how efficiently its staff are utilised, indicating the potential for big cost savings without frontline services needing to be cut.
The research, which included the detailed shadowing and minute-by-minute recording of the activity of managers in the private and local government sectors, reveals that the level of qualitative or 'active' management of staff is extremely low, averaging just 3 per cent each day.
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