Sydney Trains on track for major reshuffle

 

News article: Sydney Trains on track for major reshuffle

The top brass and back office roles at Sydney Trains and regional operator NSW TrainLink are set to be folded into the state's mega transport agency, in a further rejig of the bureaucracy.

  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
A big restructure at Sydney Trains and Trainlink NSW is on the cards with both departments being folded into the transport MEGA department.

Sydney Trains and regional operator NSW TrainLink are set to be folded into the state's mega transport agency, in a further rejig of the bureaucracy.
NSW GOVT


Why?

Sydney Trains on track for major reshuffle

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  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
In theory, a larger organisation saves costs by distributing overhead across more operations- flattening the structure.

In practice, senior public servants don’t typically disappear and, if their job descriptions are reduced, they are very adept at creating work (and need for headcount) to justify maintaining their employment and seniority. Which is one reason why red tape is so prevalent across most areas of the bureaucracy.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

In theory, a larger organisation saves costs by distributing overhead across more operations- flattening the structure.

In practice, senior public servants don’t typically disappear and, if their job descriptions are reduced, they are very adept at creating work (and need for headcount) to justify maintaining their employment and seniority. Which is one reason why red tape is so prevalent across most areas of the bureaucracy.
SinickleBird
According to latest release to staff it will not involve operational but only the administrative and governance functions and at this stage it's only a proposal.

In my view the proposal should go ahead as there is too much inconsistency as to how Sydney and NSW Trains deal with staff. I will not say anymore at this stage but something has been brewing for a while.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
According to latest release to staff it will not involve operational but only the administrative and governance functions and at this stage it's only a proposal.
nswtrains
But basically, we're going back to be one great big happy family. Right?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
It's the standard government procedure:- Divide, Amalgamate, Divide, Amalgamate ad nauseam. Even if it serves no useful purpose, and/or produces no discernible cost savings or efficiency improvements, it is seen that, " . . . they're doing something."
  WimbledonW Train Controller

Location: Sydney
In theory, a larger organisation saves costs by distributing overhead across more operations- flattening the structure.

In practice, senior public servants don’t typically disappear and, if their job descriptions are reduced, they are very adept at creating work (and need for headcount) to justify maintaining their employment and seniority. Which is one reason why red tape is so prevalent across most areas of the bureaucracy.
SinickleBird
This is the "Peter Principle" that "work expands to meet the time available to do it," first published in "The Economist" magazine, decades ago".
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
In practice, senior public servants don’t typically disappear and, if their job descriptions are reduced, they are very adept at creating work (and need for headcount) to justify maintaining their employment and seniority. Which is one reason why red tape is so prevalent across most areas of the bureaucracy.
This is the "Peter Principle" that "work expands to meet the time available to do it," first published in "The Economist" magazine, decades ago".
WimbledonW
I disagree. My understanding is that the Peter Principle states that people are promoted until they reach the level of their own incompetence.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
In practice, senior public servants don’t typically disappear and, if their job descriptions are reduced, they are very adept at creating work (and need for headcount) to justify maintaining their employment and seniority. Which is one reason why red tape is so prevalent across most areas of the bureaucracy.
This is the "Peter Principle" that "work expands to meet the time available to do it," first published in "The Economist" magazine, decades ago".
I disagree. My understanding is that the Peter Principle states that people are promoted until they reach the level of their own incompetence.
TomBTR
My understanding too is that the Peter Principle ~ provides that people are promoted to/beyond the level of their own incompetence.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
My understanding too is that the Peter Principle ~ provides that people are promoted to/beyond the level of their own incompetence.
"YM_Mundrabilla"
Quite so. WimbledonW was thinking of Parkinson's Law; "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
  AheadMatthewawsome Junior Train Controller

Location: Opening Train Lines
It might be a good idea to record some signs and other evidence of Sydney Trains and NSW Trainlink if this is going to happen.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
It might be a good idea to record some signs and other evidence of Sydney Trains and NSW Trainlink if this is going to happen.
AheadMatthewawsome
I hesitate to say this - but I can assure you, it's been well documented.
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
I highly doubt this plan will come to fruition

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