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Department of Premier and Cabinet

By understanding your role

Understanding your role can help to build good relationships. 

By understanding the scope of your role, you can make sure that your efforts contribute to positive outcomes, rather than potentially creating conflict by inadvertently ‘stepping on the toes’ of colleagues. This is particularly important when the council seeks to fulfil tasks that it perceives have not been fulfilled by the council administration. 

Instead of the council undertaking operational duties, it should remain focused on its strategic role. The appropriate action would be for the mayor to communicate the perceived gap to the general manager and resolve the issue.