John Prescott is never short of an opinion or two but his spat with David Miliband shows that political parties deal with leadership change in a very different way to businesses.
Businesses prefer to keep things quiet and within the organisation. Whereas Labour is having an open and frank debate, businesses often look to outside for a different approach. It is normally assumed that continuity comes from inside but they need to go outside for change.
There are always exceptions but the question could be asked whether a closed approach is preventing organisations from hearing good ideas and potential innovation? Why can't change come from within? If it can how do they best hear those voices?
David Miliband should "shut up" and stop telling the party what to do, ex-Labour deputy leader John Prescott has said Lord Prescott said the "Miliband period" was over and David should get on with his international job rather than commenting on the Labour Party.It comes after David, who was beaten to the Labour leadership by his brother Ed, criticised its election campaign.The former MP said the party was backwards-looking and out of touch.However, Lord Prescott said his recent interventions were "terrible" and the former foreign secretary should keep his opinions to himself.