By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
The fact that government does not have to make a profit (as in the private sector) – is likely a very rooted reason behind some of the apparent behavior and attitudes that are inherent to government bureaucracies – and despite the logic, government continues to grow without having ‘made a profit’ so to speak. How can that be?
While government agencies, departments, etc.., are operating under budgets which have been granted to them by Congress, there is no actual pressure to make a profit. It must be quite a different environment than that of the private sector where employees are part of a company, a business, which will only continue to exist if profits are made.
Motivations are different between .gov and the private sector. Do you agree?
I do not wish to ‘pick on’ any of you who might happen to work for the government (I’m sure many of you do – given the sheer size of government), while I’m simply asking the question while making my own observation – are motivations and attitudes quite different in government versus the private sector?