Monday, 21 November 2011

Being an MP ? Anyone can do it

An old friend of mine from uni days has an interesting blog about HR and the workplace. His latest piece was on the grilling of James Murdoch - or rather the lack of it

He pulls out a telling phrase from the main article

The task of questioning was given to MPs with little or no forensic training. As a result, an important moment in political history, but more crucially public accountability, was gone

The article itself has many other good points such as:

But most damning was the lack of focus and incision of the cross-examination

Poor questioning skills.
Vital questions were never asked.
No probing and follow-up.

Sound familiar ?