|Similarities between private and public administration
Similarities are :-
Both realise that there should be maximum contacts with the people. If these contacts are lost , administration becomes a failure because it fails to know the needs and necessities of the people whom it is required to serve. Development of continuous , cordial and harmonious relations with the people constitutes a meeting place for public and private administrations.
Both public and private administrations have a hierarchical set up. Both have employees of different statuses and both have a clear demarcation of duties and work. In both , there are some individuals who are to formulate the policies of the organisation and there are others who are responsible for the implementation of these policies.
Both public and private administrations feel that there is large scope for improvement in their areas of action. Both try to grow with time.
Both public and private administrations realise that it is very essential to provide to their staff good working conditions and security of service. Both feel that unless their staff is provided with good working conditions , they will not be in a position to work with confidence.
Both are supposed to work in accordance with some set of rules or standards. All the persons serving in public or private administration have to follow several definite rules , regulations and a defined routine. Both involve organised efforts for securing their respective objectives. Both are to see that the welfare of the staff is not ignored. Moreover , both are to see that staff is recruited , promoted and retired as per rules and policies.
In both , numerous skills are required for the running of administration. Thase depend on several similar clerical , accounting and managerial skills.
Both are goverened by the common objective of serving the society. Both contribute towards socio – economic development of society. Both compliment and supplement each other. On the basis of these similarities , several scholars advocate the view that all administration is one and there is little difference between public and private administration.The regular exchange of personnel form public to private administration and vice – versa reflects fully the nearness of the two. What is being done today by prevate administration used to be done by public administration before 1990s.