An Instruction to Deliver: Tony Blair, the Public Services and the Challenge of Delivery

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Politico's, 2007 - Political Science - 418 pages
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In Tony Blair's first term, 1997-2001, much was promised in reform of social services, but relatively little was achieved - except perhaps in Education, where Michael Barber was head of the Standards and Effectiveness Unit. For 2001-5, the commitment was to real change in domestic policy, and Sir Michael Barber was appointed head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU), to concentrate on specific targets, initially 17, such as casualty waiting time, school tests, league tables, street crime, transport etc. Much was achieved, despite great tension, pressures, chaos and challenges, as a new working philosophy was created to combine otherwise 'warring parties' - the PM, the Chancellor, the Cabinet, the PM'S special team, and senior civil servants. Michael Barber reveals a fascinating insider and personal account of how the PMDU achieved so much, and provides a revealing picture of the major players, especially Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

phenomenal, loads of tricks for anyone interested in how big organisation works, it's a manual for organisational change, delivery, pragmatism and so much more. great book Read full review

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User Review  - Bridget - Goodreads

Maybe I was just hoping that there is some magic to improving implementation of services like education, and disappointed that this book didn't have the spell. Michael Barber seems to have done some ... Read full review

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Pursuing Delivery
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Deliverology
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Routines
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