OPINION

What are we waiting for?

The government must finally take steps to overhaul the country’s deeply dysfunctional public sector.

For the past three years, the Greek political class has refused to do what is understood by any business that is worth its salt: That is, to set its priorities straight, to evaluate its staff, to keep the employees it actually needs, to place in reserve the ones who are redundant or who are not fit for the job, and hire any workers deemed necessary in order to fulfill its vital needs.

If the Greek state were an enterprise, it would have shut down a long time ago as a result of ineptitude and poor management. Unfortunately, three years into the crisis, Greek ministers are still stubbornly refusing to come up with a convincing plan that clearly lays out their staff needs.

What is the problem? Is it lack of interest? Is it ignorance? Or is it fear? Whatever the answer, this is decision time for the three parties in the government coalition.