Thursday, 28 April 2016

Deliver us from Deliverology

Well it looks to be another nice day and the chores are going to be done in a short while. For now though here I sit at the personal confuser. I was looking at a few things last night and once again I came across the term "Deliverology." 

Our esteemed Prime Minister "Baby Doc" Trudeau is simply enthralled with the concept having not once but twice brought from the UK international governing guru Sir Michael Barber, the founder of the deliverology movement. Simply put it is a management strategy that gets more bang for the buck out of civil servants. On the surface, given the amount of cash public "servants" drain from the coffers, working on an ROI* system is a good thing. In reality deliverology has it's drawbacks as witnessed in the UK and in Ontario. The main actor in the Ontario debt saga was Gerald Butts who was the Principal Secretary to Dalton McGinty then head of the Ontario government. After Butts folded up his tent and left, Ontario had the highest debt in North America. Ontario debt is even higher then some states in the United States that are all but bankrupt. Now Mr. Butts is Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Justin "Baby Doc" Trudeau. 



While I was hunting around for an explanation on what deliverology was I came across this which pretty much sums up my fears...
“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralized by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’.”
 While I will be the first to admit that I am still a little fuzzy about how deliverology works, I suspect that it will not be good in the long run for Canadians. I see the implementation of deliverology is a direct invitation for the violation of Campbell's Law:
"The more any quantitative social indicator (or even some qualitative indicator) is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor."
Seeing the amount of debt that Ontario has to deal with in the wake of  Dalton McGinty and Gerald Butts and knowing Butts is the right hand guy for "Baby Doc" Trudeau I'm not that hopeful for our future. 

* Return on Investment

As for me that's about enough doom and gloom from up here North of Disorder.

“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralised by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’. ”
- See more at: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/opened13-john-seddon-and-others-on-deliverology/#sthash.bif4sZ7z.dpuf

“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralised by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’. ”
- See more at: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/opened13-john-seddon-and-others-on-deliverology/#sthash.bif4sZ7z.dpuf
“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralised by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’. ”
- See more at: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/opened13-john-seddon-and-others-on-deliverology/#sthash.bif4sZ7z.dpuf
“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralised by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’. ”
- See more at: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/opened13-john-seddon-and-others-on-deliverology/#sthash.bif4sZ7z.dpuf
“Who’s problem does ‘deliverology’ solve? The answer, to me at least, is obvious. It is the politician’s problem. They want to get re-elected. Moreover, they don’t want to think too hard and have a clear ‘position’ on any of the immensely complex issues they have power over  So if they can bluff their way along without upsetting anyone, regularly taking the political temperature, that’ll do nicely.
What’s this means for the rest of us is another issue. Critique and debate is neutralised by process. I suspect only when we become sick of the process itself and the state of our democracy will there be any kind redress. The politician’s problem is not everyone else’s problem. The politician solving their problem usually involves giving everyone else new problems. There’s positive feedback brewing with growing inequalities under the guise of democracy and ‘freedom’. ”
- See more at: http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/opened13-john-seddon-and-others-on-deliverology/#sthash.bif4sZ7z.dpuf

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