DiversityNZ logo

Viewing entries tagged with 'effective'

To choose the life I want to lead: submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into More Effective Social Services

Posted by Philip on 19 July 2015, 1:51 pm in , , , , , , , ,

This is the submission I made recently to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into More Effective Social Services, in response to Chapter 11: Client choice and empowerment. Submissions closed in June. 

I am Managing Director of Diversity New Zealand Ltd. I am recognised in New Zealand and overseas as a social and creative entrepreneur with fifteen years’ experience as a professional, award-winning comedian. My company works to develop capacity in individuals, teams, organisations and communities in the areas of leadership, diversity, complexity and change.

I use Individualised Funding (IF) to manage my support.

Continue reading...

Why bureaucracy fails

Posted by Philip on 10 May 2012, 3:27 pm in , , , ,

It's fascinating to observe the NZ Government's decision to create the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Mobie), which will come in to formal existence on July 1, merging the existing Economic Development and Science and Innovation ministries with the Department of Labour and the Department of Building and Housing. (Stuff.co.nz 24 April 2012)

Minister in charge Steven Joyce claimed the so-called super ministry will result in "efficiency benefits".

My experience has led me to believe that the larger an organisation is, meaning the more people who work there and the more layers of management that exists, the more the following things decay and drop away:

Continue reading...