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Why take a stick to public service productivity when a carrot works?

Vas, C. (2013) Why take a stick to public service productivity when a carrot works? The Conversation, 4 October 2013 .

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Abstract

One of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s most steadfast election promises was the axeing of 12,000 public sector jobs. Indeed, his first act after being sworn in was to sack three senior public service “mandarins” in a significant departmental shake-up. But if research is any indication that we should go by, political advisers should be advising ministers that more value can be added from using modest - not necessarily financial - motivators, rather than simply focusing on reducing costs.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Management and Governance
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
Copyright: The Author
Publishers Website: http://theconversation.com/au
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21367
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