Typical and symptomatic of a culture

WITH regard to your front page report of Tom Dally's criticisms of the serious lack of care and professional application to the theft he reported by Avon & Somerset Police.

WITH regard to your front page report of Tom Dally's criticisms of the serious lack of care and professional application to the theft he reported by Avon & Somerset Police.

The police response reported to you by Mr Dally is in my opinion typical and symptomatic of a culture that is reliant on dubious business management theories developed in management schools over the last 20 years or so.

These theories have given rise to the much derided 'box ticking culture' beloved of politicians, government, national and local civil services, as well as large service companies to name but a few.

The recent banking failure and atrocious banking regulation are symptomatic of this culture.


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I believe the effect is almost all-embracing and can be detected in most of one's interactions with society at large and in particular with such as the police and the civil service.

My principal concern is that this box ticking culture provides a ready excuse for the workshy, the cowards not prepared to get stuck in and the managers for whom it is an excuse for proper and effective management.

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It gives rise to unnecessary, excessive and expensive overregulation. It strangles our society and the body politic.

We need a complete rethink and constant public protest to ensure that society is reordered for all our sakes

I fear I cannot see an end to it without a complete breakdown of society as we now know it. We must all take every opportunity.

NICHOLAS REDDING

Oakridge Lane

Winscombe

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