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Unlocking Public Value: A New Model For Achieving High Performance In Public Service Organizations

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Unlocking Public Value: A New Model For Achieving High Performance In Public Service Organizations

Martin Cole, Greg Parston

ISBN: 978-0-470-05452-9 November 2006 304 Pages

Description

A new approach to understanding and improving performance and public value

This book presents the Public Service Value Model-an innovative, rigorous approach to defining public outcomes and quantifying results-to help readers understand and improve public service delivery. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, this guide will arm public service managers-whether in government, nonprofit, or even for-profit organizations-with a practical framework that can be used to define outcomes and manage trade-offs in public service delivery.

Martin Cole (Hartford, CT) is Group Chief Executive of Accenture's Government Operating Group. Greg Parston (London, UK) is Executive Director of the Accenture Institute for Public Service Value.

Introduction ix

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 The Public Sector Squeeze 1

Chapter 2 Zeroing In on Outcomes 19

Chapter 3 Why Is It So Hard to Measure Public Value? 43

Chapter 4 Defining Value 61

Chapter 5 Measuring and Analyzing Public Service Value 83

Chapter 6 Driving Results 111

Chapter 7 The Key to Unlocking Public Value 133

Appendix Public Service Value Methodology 143

Notes 169

Bibliography 175

About the Authors 179

Index 183