Not Saussure

September 23, 2006

Best practice from the private sector?

Filed under: local democracy — notsaussure @ 1:35 pm

Hilarity at the news that

A council faced with budget cuts has spent almost £2,000 to issue staff with “thinking caps” and puzzles to help them come up with money-saving ideas.Officers are being asked to wear the baseball caps at “brainstorming” meetings and compete to come up with thrift schemes.

but I’m sure I remember reading that this same gimmick was one of Archie Norman’s innovations at Azda when he was brought in to turn the company around, which, of course, he did with great success. If it worked for Azda…


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