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The problem with getting public sector employees to private organizations.

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The problem with getting public sector employees to private organizations.

These guys get a huge baggage of bad work ethic, improper and sick attitude towards fellow employees and unbearable industrial era mindset.

The industrial era is over and the same mindset and techniques cannot be applied to knowledge based economy. Even a person with IQ of 14 can tell that in knowledge based industry, where most of the work is done by the brain, the yardstick for measuring performance and productivity cannot be number of hours worked. Get it, guys. Or at least try to get it. People who are aware and are in the software business know that a good software engineer is not 20 or 30 times better, but 10,000 times better than an average or mediocre one. When one comes with 10 or whatever years of experience in a public sector company, the person, in most of the cases, comes with a baggage of attitude which is impossible to change. More often than not, they come to the senior positions. Excuse me for digressing, HR people in the knowledge industry, take a bright red marker, write “experience doesn’t matter” in bold and stick it on your monitor screen. yeah, stick it part ended decently. I thought there is a decent science or at least pseudo science behind “Human Resource Management”. HR guys, you have always amazed me. When i need to hire people for HR positions, I’ll hire dolphins. Of course, IQ is not the only reason for that.
When these guys get time, if at all, after watching all those youtube videos, they either come up with the stupidest of events/programmes or supposedly-employee-morale-boosting exercises that makes, i’m quite sure, Mathowdis Boregard feel better.

Coming back to the senior people in the knowledge industry coming from public sector companies(For the people of countries who have just come out of the socialist hangover or are still in the socialist/communist hangover, the government types- people who were with the government), I have a few suggestions.
Get over it. The position of power, the power being unknowingly, illogically and irresponsibly given to you, will not remain for long. You will end up pulling the productivity down, reducing the employee morale and ultimately, losing talent. Companies that are not aware of these dangers won’t survive for long in this industry. When the companies cannot compete and when they cannot innovate, because of the industrial era mentality, they don’t have an option but to die a slow, natural death. It may take some time, but the end result will be the same. Making the government-types managers and vice presidents will help- in expediting the death and decay of an organization.


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  1. Wrong title and the starting..its public..


    July 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm

  2. Sorry for the mistake. Corrected it.
    This was written on the spur of the moment. I didn’t bother to check for mistakes. Again, sorry for that.


    July 16, 2008 at 11:58 am

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