For many months now, “public sector culture reform” has become an oft quoted phrase. But what exactly is the current culture in the Australian public sector and why is it important?
The public sector covers a wide variety of functions and responsibilities – from national security, defence services, national budgets, education, health, welfare services, parks and recreation and waste management. It is usually a regulated work environment and held to a high standard of ethics and behaviour responsible for serving our communities. Obviously, it also sometimes falls short of such standards.
We will explore the evolution of Australian public sector culture and how it’s impacted organisational performance and employee engagement. We will look at organisational dynamics and what we must understand about culture to optimise organisations and how they operate.