Every interview I’ve been too has stressed the importance of collaborative working, and yet walking into many government departments I’ve found that to be lacking. Along with values like dignity and respect, which need to be printed out and put up in hallway corridors.
I no longer wonder why this is, having watched the Brexit debate unfold in parliament. To the Tories that berate Mrs May for reaching out to Labour, I say “get real”. What kind of a role model do you want to set for our children.
I voted leave, primarily on the basis of being able to manage migration so that local authorities had a better chance to sustainably plan local service provision. But never did I vote this way to bring about a polarised nation and breaking down of personal relationships.
Ask any project manager about the key to their success, and they will say that delivering a project is often more like a "dark art" or by chance, than a predictable science.