•Department of the Taoiseach failed to develop overall strategic response to unprecedented economic collapse.
•Crisis of leadership.
•Restoring morale identified as a serious challenge.
•Junior staff criticised senior managers as being ineffective.
•Senior managers agreed with this criticism.
•Low co-operation between staff a major cause for concern.
•Teamwork and collaboration highlighted as significant weaknesses.
•Almost half of staff said change was not well managed.