In any government system, a leader’s time and attention is a precious commodity.
The capability of the teams around the President or Prime Minister, and the effectiveness of their processes and routines, is therefore of critical importance.
These systems and structures channel the leader’s authority throughout the rest of government, reinforce their priorities, and get them the right information at the right time to take effective decisions and drive progress. The centre also has a unique cross-government perspective, able to foresee and enhance synergies and reduce conflicts in planning, policy and implementation.
Ultimately, it is this machinery at the centre of government that gives a leader the levers to translate their vision into concrete results on the ground.