Direct or Indirect that is the question.
intelligent and part of senior management you likely already have a
strong opinion however as a result of this comment perhaps a future
pause or reflection could shape a future decision that otherwise would
The laboratory like the tide has shifted strategy over and
over regarding the flow of costs toward or away from indirect (G&A
and Site Support).
Currently it appears to those in the trenches
the strategy is to move costs into indirect with the intention of better
managing those resources.
I would like to bring to your attention an alternate thought from a time when the strategy tide was completely reversed.
programs charge resources (labor and non-labor) directly the cost
saving self-interest/motivation is high. For every dollar saved that
specific program saves a dollar.
When programs charge resources
(labor and non-labor) to indirect self-interest is the reverse. Spend
every dollar since saving a dollar would only result in perhaps specific
program savings of twenty five cents at best (if the stars, moon and
sun align with a rate decrease after the miracle of no one else at the
lab offsetting that savings).
Good intentions to manage better in
my humble opinion are not as effective as making it in the
self-interest of each PAD to realize cost savings.
understand that efficiencies can be realized with the synergy of
combining like functions. Those opportunities should be a very clear and
a large slam dunk to offset the hard results that naturally come from
building self-interest in to the decision making process.
Thank you for your time,
Respectfully. A current and hopeful long term employee who loves working at the lab.
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