Holistic Government

What is to be done ?

How can organisations fit to house the human spirit be created and sustained such that they meet the needs of individuals, communities and society at large? (Leading Change)

Demos – Holistic Government

The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems.  Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on.

The vertical links between departments and agencies in any one field and professional groups such as the police, teachers, doctors and nurses are strong.

The horizontal links are weak or non-existent.

The Audit Commission has noted common weaknesses:

  • A lack of integrated planning and decision making
  • Operating reactively (Home Alone)


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