The Death of the Interim Management Industry? – Part 1

dralfoldman:

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of my most popular blogs.

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:

flag over Cabinet Offices

flag over Cabinet Offices (Photo credit: Erich Kesse)

A professional colleague recently brought to my attention that the UK Government Procurement Service (GPS) had recently announced the suppliers for the First Phase of ConsultancyONE, featuring the usual big name consulting firms.

Does this announcement effectively exclude professional interim managers and suppliers of interim managers from offering their services to the Public Sector?

Two or three years ago, I and a close number of professional colleagues saw the writing on the wall with David Cameron‘s Coalition Government which was hostile to professional interims and favored the big consulting firms that so often have failed to deliver effective value for money to the Public Sector.  A few of us tried to form an embryo political action committee (PAC) and take the case to the Cabinet Office. We visited our members’ of Parliament who wrote to Francis…

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Bagehot: Generation Xhausted | The Economist

dralfoldman:

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read.

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20:  British Prime M...

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street for Parliament on October 20, 2010 in London, England. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to announce the coalition government’s spending review in Parliament. The review is designed to tackle the country’s deficit and will outline swinging cuts throughout the whole of the public sector with many public sector jobs set to be axed and budgets significantly reduced. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

This article from Bagehot in the Economist would be funny if it were not so sad. I recommend it for a read. Check it out!

Bagehot: Generation Xhausted | The Economist.

Being older than the author, retired and having seen a fair bit of the World, of course, I see matters slightly differently. In my generation too, I saw enormous pressure to make progress up the ladder, then to…

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