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Much has been written about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s missteps and leadership failures in the bushfire crisis that has consumed Australia this summer. His refusal to meet with fire and emergency leaders months before the fires to ...
06.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Ils émettent leurs souhaits par voie de presse en commentant les actions de l’exécutif, expriment leurs opinions sur les politiques publiques, et emploient parfois des hauts fonctionnaires : les think tanks semblent désormais incontournables dans la vie politique française. Et pourtant, s’ils ont été objets de toutes les curiosités du début des années 2000 au milieu des années 2010, ils connaissent depuis un essoufflement pour le moins certain. L’attrait de la nouveauté ayant petit à petit laissé la ...
30.01.2020 · From The_Conversation_France
There is an old Yiddish proverb that says “Man plans and God laughs”. Most – if not all – of us have experienced the truth of this proverb, and faced the failure of our plans. No matter how well we are planning, fluid, changing and unpredictable business environments will prevent our plans being fully implemented. So the question is whether we should continue planning, knowing that circumstances will render our plans unviable. Shouldn’t we just “go with the flow” and improvise our way into the future? Maybe it isn’t a question of either/or, but rather a question of both/and. In t…
30.01.2020 · From The_Conversation_France
The UK government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, recently said he was mounting a drive to recruit more scientists and engineers into the civil service. His comments echo the much-discussed call by the prime minister’s chief special adviser, Dominic Cummings, for more data scientists and other “assorted weirdos” to become civil servants. From our experience working with and in government departments, we know that there are many problems in how the civil service uses evidence to support decision-making. And scientists (an…
30.01.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK