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James Gardner has left his job at chief technology officer at the Department of Work and Pensions to join a start-up, and left the world a rather catty leaving note.

Gardner then put up a rather bitchy blog post which appears to attack his former colleagues for blocking his work.

The post is styled as a letter to his replacement and warns: "There are lots of less senior people who can do things to stop innovation. They will never deliberately disobey and obstruct, but they will certainly go-slow if they don’t like or don’t understand what you’re doing."

Gardner warns his replacement that he, or she, will need "to build your innovation effort from the bottom up as well as from the top down. The little people at the front line are just as important as the ones in the center who make the decisions".

Ahhh, god bless the little people.

Gardner is off to look after non-US business for Spigit. Gardner said he had been a customer of Spigit for some time and that he had been "continuously amazed by the levels of user engagement and quality of ideas obtained through Spigit’s effective crowdsourcing capabilities."

Spigit offers staff community software, so Gardner will have plenty of time to connect with the little people.

Spigit's press release is here and Gardner's blog post here. ®

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