Editors note: This is a new type of post requesting responses from each of the regular writers and any interested readers to answering a question of relevance to the sector? It has been motivated by the realization that ‘through questions, knowledge becomes learning’.
So, the first question is:
‘Why do you think that councils tend to behave as though they are special and different, rather than choosing to see themselves as being similar or the same?’
- Councils regularly advertise jobs for the same role but with many different titles.
- Attempts to get councils to share services across municipal boundaries have regularly failed.
- Efforts to get councils to adopt standard systems (e.g. finance) have been unsuccessful.
Post your answer as a comment.