Public services have unique challenges when compared to private businesses. Firstly, they are predominately funded by tax, meaning every decision needs to be carefully considered. Stories about failed, over-running, or over budget projects undermine the confidence of the party in power. Secondly, work done by governments is under the scrutiny of third-party, public, and professional bodies who are at liberty to question decisions, something most private organisations don’t have to suffer (although they do have their own governance influences).
Working as a third-party under these conditions is completely different to working for a private enterprise. We at Provantage understand these pressures having worked for UK Government in several departments, as well as for the Welsh Government. In fact the Welsh Government assignment has empowered us with the experience of working for a devolved administration, which has its own challenges.
While most projects on the books of the government are carefully justified, there is the chance a project we are on could be on shaky ground. Our experience has showed that by being transparent to all levels of management, enables a clear view of any problems that might derail the initiative. No matter on at what level we operate at, this clarity will keep projects moving.
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