Partnering with the LGU

photo courtesy of leonard pe

photo courtesy of leonard pe

In the many years that I have worked with the Local Government Unit, one of the most frustrating experiences that I have encountered is the seemingly passive attitude of some workers in government. The worst was during the initial years when we had to actually beg for things to move. I was trained to work with people focusing on a common goal to get the desired results. Like many other people, I abhor confrontations. Not only do I see them as major distractions, it also burns bridges and destroys relationships. But when push comes to shove then I will have to confront trouble-makers.  But I will never try to please everyone. It’s unproductive and time consuming.  Unfortunately, working with the LGU is unlike working in a corporate environment. In government, you take care of too many egos.  And this is what hampers too many a tasks. Of late, I have been very vocal about attitudes of a number of government employees. I will be more straight-forward from now on. If I may have to meet them head-on, I will. Walang personalan – trabaho lang. If we will have to be partners, then let’s make the partnership work within the bounds of law. It’s a good thing that a good bunch of them are really EXEMPLARY in their performance.  I just hope that they don’t get eaten by the system.   If we truly love Gensan, then let’s walk the talk.  Enough said.

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