Author: Jim Mather

Date: 23 February 2015

Jim Mather reviews The Whitehall Effect by John Seddon, an uncompromising account of Whitehall’s effect on our public services.

In this blog, former Scottish Government minister Jim Mather reviews John Seddon’s latest book The Whitehall Effect: How Whitehall became the enemy of great public services and what we can do about it.

It addresses themes central to the goals of What Works Scotland and builds on earlier work that has already influenced the emergence of a new Scottish model of development and delivery. Helping people back to their most sustainable levels of self-reliance and in some cases getting their lives “back on the rails” is the kindest and most cost-effective public services strategy, as well as being the most fulfilling for our public service professionals.

Read the post on the What Works Scotland blog

The book is available here from Triarchy Press