Francis Maude on civil service reform07 February 2013
Questioned about last week's Reform report on the Civil Service, Francis Maude agrees with its key criticism in an interview today.
The interview in the House Magazine reads: "But Kerslake aside (and he also pays generous tribute to Sir Jeremy Heywood), it’s clear that the Minister sometimes finds the Sir Humphreys of the world hard-going. A report by the Reform think tank recently criticised poor man management in the Civil Service and over-rotation of staff. 'Performance management has been poor generally,' Maude agrees, bemoaning a failure in the Civil Service to have 'open, honest and tough conversations with people'."
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