There are 17 separate departments within the Irish Public Sector across areas such as education, defence, conservation, economics, health and policing – all funded by the exchequer. As government becomes increasingly conscious of the cost of the entire public service, the challenge will be to ensure that the wide variety of services being provided to the public are being delivered satisfactorily and cost effectively.
In the publication ‘Our Public Service 2020’, The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform is targeting 6 specific outcomes:
Through this framework it hopes to increase the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and public confidence and trust in the entire public sector.
To thrive in this sector in the future, organisations will need to transform their businesses and in some cases completely rethink their place in a supply chain that has become, at times, adversarial but will, in the future, be led by those who collaborate openly.
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”