This week the Auditor General wrote to a range of public agency Chief Executives reinforcing the need for strong governance in this time of crisis. In his letter he talks about ‘The pace, scale, and complexity of responding to the pandemic mean that getting the fundamentals right becomes even more important’. He went on to highlight a number of governance matters that should be top of mind for Chief Executives.
The messages from the Auditor General resonates with us. As a company we work with a range of public sector agencies to support strong governance at the organisational, portfolio, programme and project level.
We understand that it can be easy to confuse your role during a crisis. Particularly, in smaller organisations where resources are usually tight. Your instinct is often to provide advice or to “do” and “manage”, but your role is much more subtle than that.
TIPS THAT HAVE PROVEN USEFUL WHEN GOVERNING IN A CRISIS:
Finally, and most importantly stay well and stay strong.