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•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.

Irish Independent