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7/14/2011

Myth 228 - The Myth of changing clothes

The most advanced public administration theory today is that all govt services and govt employees are inefficient and lack motivation to improve what they are doing. Or they basically sit on their chairs, drink kopi and read newspapers. They are lazy and irresponsible. Only know how to collect pay and more pay, but not willing to work. Thus the services they provided will only get worst and worst. They will not try to improve and nothing can be done to them, not even firing them.

But there is hope. The panacea for making govt services and employees become responsible, hardworking and efficient is to privatise them and the organization. So, the same bunch of employees, from the CEO to the office cleaners, all will become efficient and hardworking, and highly motivated, the moment they change their clothes to those worn by private company employees.

The same theory applies reversely. A bunch of private company employees will become lazy, inefficient, lack motivation etc etc, when the company is nationalized and when they put on govt employee clothings.

This is the magic formula of public administration. Just change the clothing and it will work instantly. The only thing they cannot privatise and will remain inefficient will be the govt. If only they could privatise the govt as well, efficiency will go up immediately. And of course, cost will be down.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We must recognise our uniformed services in the home team, especially the Police and Civil Defence Forces, especially the ground personnel for their readiness, effectiveness, and on round the clock services.

Anonymous said...

Good suggestion, but one problem. Once privatise, making money becomes the new motivation for them. The result is, the motivation and efficiency comes at a price and the public will be made to pay that price.

Be careful what we wish for. Many things have been privatised, but the credit goes to the Government for good efficiency and profitability. We the people end up being the suckers.

Anonymous said...

Myth 228 has many practitioners in Sin.
So, myth no more!

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 3:03

Something to share with you, got it from Oxford Dictionary -

"Satire"
Pronunciation:/'satʌɪə/
noun
[mass noun]
the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
[count noun] a play, novel, film, or other work which uses satire:
a stinging satire on American politics
a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
[count noun] (in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, especially a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.

Derivatives
satirist
noun

Eg. But there is hope. The panacea for making govt services and employees become responsible, hardworking and efficient is to privatise them and the organization. So, the same bunch of employees, from the CEO to the office cleaners, all will become efficient and hardworking, and highly motivated, the moment they change their clothes to those worn by private company employees.