What Happens When The Values Of Civil Servants And Their Politicians Clash?


The last few years have seen a groundswell of appreciation for not achieving a sense of purpose in our professional life but to have a strong alignment between our purpose and values and that of our employer.

While organizations do undergo changes, it’s perhaps fair to say that they don’t undertake wholesale changes in their values and philosophy all that often. The same can’t be said in the political world, however, where changes in leaders can have a profound impact on not only what an administration tries to achieve but how it seeks to achieve it.

This has a notable impact on employees in the civil service who operate under a readily changing political class. For instance, research from the BIO Norwegian Business School highlights how political changes influenced employees in the European Commission.

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