Just a point in passing..........................
Excuse the fixed formating, the following has been writen in an external editor in order to allow me time to write it well. Sadly these days its VERY likely Railpage will kick you out if any piece takes longer than a few minutes to write. Its happened to me repeatedly. hence this solution.
Woodford on managment..................
Any group running any orginisation behaves the same way. Anything new has a hard
time getting up. This is because new means unkown and carries a greater risk
than repairing an existing problem. this is a WELL known management issue.
Look at the mass of critcism leveled at the regional fast rail and also the
regional rail link even in Railpage. This usually means funds for new projects
will be restricted, so the powers to be must make choices from a range of options.
As Sir Humphrey Appelby said in Yes Prime Minster, such choices please a small
group but enfuriate everyone else. So a new project will rarely meet with mass
aprovel. Fixing an existing issue though becomes much easier, the more serious
the issue usually the easier it becomes to fix as nearly all parties can see the
solution. So the managing group does not have to sell the solution.
The current sitution with these new stations could easily have been set up to
allow the government to be able to push through what previously could have been
much cricised as waste of money.
As already stated this problem and its solution by somehow delibrately setting up
a critical situation are well known by nearly all modern mangement.
Its one of the many was availible to the powers to be that allow them to minipulate
the rest of the people. Now I am not saying this is the case here, but it certainly