The division heads are able to act autonomously without considering the consequences of their actions on the budget. As a result the budget is not necessarily aligned with the core activities of the center.
Turf battles between the divisions are common, generating morale problems.24
Breaking down the walls between the divisions was seen by some NGDC staff members as one of the most important steps the center should take.
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