Stephanie Slade

I wonder if it’s worse in government because there isn’t as direct a mechanism for holding employees accountable for the quality of their work. In the private sector, if you give someone an assignment and he does a sloppy job on it, it reflects poorly on him. In the public sector, a person’s job is less tied to his performance (of course I’m not saying they’re completely unrelated). So as a manager, to try to ensure the project gets done well, there might be more of a tendency to micromanage all aspects of it (rather than trust your employee to innovate his way to the best solution)… Interesting question.