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The Problems of Effecting Change within the British Civil Service: A Cultural Perspective

Ian Brooks (Nene College)
Paul Bate (University of Bath)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 May 1992

Abstract

This paper uses a cultural perspective to explore the problems of change within the British Civil Service. The catalyst for such change is the Government's “Improving Management in government: Next Steps” report (1988). Its intention is to alter radically the structure of the government in the 1990s and beyond. Such a transformation is consistent with other government change initiatives introduced into the NHS, the education service and the prison system. These are both radical and ambitious and illustrate the growing determination to counter what are regarded as the weaknesses and inefficiencies of centralized bureaucracy.

Citation

Brooks, I. and Bate, P. (1992), "The Problems of Effecting Change within the British Civil Service: A Cultural Perspective", Management Research News, Vol. 15 No. 5/6, pp. 25-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028220

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