whats needed is a good set of leaders in all departments that have the confidence to make common sense judgements and are not afraid of criticism, At the moment all the political parties and heads of industry and govt agencies seem to lack this. My opinion it is leaders going in at the near top end of the promotion ladder without coming up through the company/ranks etc. This does not apply in all cases but I feel it is often the case. Everyone today seems scared to speak their mind in case some minority feels offended and things get out of all proportion. Common sense should be applied to get an even balance of free speech and dealing with offenders that are over the line.
Political correctness, Human Rights, Health & Safety, and Compensation (i.e. compensation culture) are all areas which are meant to add to society however there are arguments that they have all gone a step too far.
I sometimes feel that we are made only too aware of the Human rights of people to be treated with respect, and to have entitlement to services. We are less inclined to voice the notion that people also have the Human Responsibility to treat others with respect and to contribute to the well being of society. It might be worth invoking a philosophy where people can surrender their human rights by refusing to acknowledge their responsibilities. e.g. If you are irresponsible enough to invade my property in the couse of an illegal act, you surrender your right to divert the consequences of that act from yourself to me.