The role of any organisation is to have motivated staff working hard to achieve the purpose of that organisation. Public or private sector. When staff are engaged and enthusiastic then people work to achieve better results. People stay after work has finished to complete something which will make everybody in the organisation look better. It’s just the way to perform at a high level.
It is a worry after nearly 18 months in the job that under the English appointee, Dawn Baxendale, the staff morale has plummeted. To use COVID-19 as an excuse is unacceptable. Gradings would have moved if people felt that their efforts were being respected and honoured.
The latest staff satisfaction survey has the results at minus 26.