I’ve seen various comments in the media over the past 48 hours over the relationship between PM David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg, with many on the left deriding it and insinuating they should be almost enemies.
Surely in a working environment it is better if the boss and staff get on with each other?
Yes there have to be limits but an open and honest work environment must be better for a business than one where staff are scared to point out issues and the boss never listens.
If what was reported is true, the relationship between Blair and Brown was very poor with them often not talking to each other for days on end. Is this a good way for an MD and an FD to operate? Coupled with Brown’s alleged reputation for bullying, you have to wonder how much opportunity for UK plc was wasted.
Whilst the coalition is not perfect and has made mistakes, I prefer the departments / parties working together for the company (UK plc) as a whole. Compromises have to be made, but then don’t we all have to make them every day?