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November 14, 2007

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jameshigham

The reason why the private sector is more efficient than government is not that it has more excellent bosses, but that it has competition. And competition at least weeds out the least efficient performers.

... thereby ensuring more excellent bosses.

Paulie

I understand that the logic of 'competitive' salaries is that they attract a diverse range of applicants and not just those who are doing the jobs already.

I wonder how many posts are really filled from within the sector?

Paulie

I understand that the logic of 'competitive' salaries is that they attract a diverse range of applicants and not just those who are doing the jobs already.

I wonder how many posts are really filled from within the sector?

Bruce

Should money really be a strong driver for those running public sector organisations?

It worries me that public sector bosses feel they need to earn as much as those running businesses. Or at least those looking to hire them think that they do.

A tidy pay cheque is compensation for those, like as me, who work in grubby commerce and so are less like to enjoy the "doing my bit for the world" internal rewards that the public sector service potentially provides.

We expect many public sector workers such as teachers and firemen to earn less than they might in the private sector because of this sort of intrinsic reward and I don't think many would say that teacher pay is a prime reason for the poor state of educational standards.

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