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 ?