RAPID RESPONSES

Management cuts

[Re: There’s one economic policy the coalition has yet to try, yesterday] I definitely agree with the comment about the NHS and government bodies employing too many more managers than staff needed to actually get the job done. It has happened in many private sector areas too. I work in architecture and especially when working for government agencies we see so many managers, from project managers to contract mangers, all doing jobs architects and engineers who are needed to build can do for better value and end up doing anyway due to their specialist knowledge and extensive education. The client then ends up having to skimp on design and construction advice in order to pay the inflated wages of these managers who 10 years ago were not really around and indeed in the rest of Europe are not so necessary.

Alex H