Knowledge loss not ‘great’

LETTER

So councillor Foster thinks Judy Campbell did “a great job over the past five years”. One can only assume he was outvoted by his colleagues when it came to a decision not to renew her contract. On that assumption, followers of council business will be asking him what was “great” about the use over that period by managers, accountants, engineers and planners of the well-trodden path to the exit door? That loss of institutional knowledge is now beginning to show — experience is difficult to replace, especially from a shallow talent pool.

G.R. Webb

So councillor Foster thinks Judy Campbell did “a great job over the past five years”. One can only assume he was outvoted by his colleagues when it came to a decision not to renew her contract. On that assumption, followers of council business will be asking him what was “great” about the use over that period by managers, accountants, engineers and planners of the well-trodden path to the exit door? That loss of institutional knowledge is now beginning to show — experience is difficult to replace, especially from a shallow talent pool.

G.R. Webb

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