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Creating High-Performance Government Organizations

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Creating High-Performance Government Organizations

Mark G. Popovich (Editor), David Osborne (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-787-94102-4 April 1998 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages

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This is the most challenging time for public management that I haveseen in my 35 years of public and non-profit service. The?survivors,' ten years from now, will be working in systems theycould not possibly imagine now. They will have gotten there notjust by luck, but by the full commitment of all members of theirorganizations and by dramatically different methods of publicengagement. This book is an excellent resource for starting thatjourney and for assessing the progress of efforts to date.
?James Kunde, executive director, Coalition to Improve Managementin State and Local Government

Creating High-Performance Government Organizations presentspractical advice and tools that managers and innovators at everylevel of government can use in molding their organizations intoresults-oriented, mission-driven operations. Developed by atop-notch author team under the auspices of The Alliance forRedesigning Government, these recommAndations are rooted in theauthors' years of experience in the public and private sectors, andthorough research into the theory and practice of organizationaltransformation.

The more than three dozen cases presented here will help youunderstand what high-performance organizations are and develop aclearer understanding of the preconditions to major change, thesteps essential to getting started, and ways to overcome commonroadblocks along the way.
MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF IMPROVING GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE.

Understanding High-Performance Organizations.

Challenges and Opportunities for Change in the Public Sector.

Mastering the Politics of Change.

KEY STEPS IN PLANNING FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE.

Preparing the Way for Change.

Crafting Your Vision, Mission, and Values.

Conducting Useful Organizational Assessments.

Designing a Results-Driven Plan for Change.

STRENGTHENING CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT HIGHPERFORMANCE.

An Introduction to High-Performance Central ManagementSystems.

High-Performance Budgeting Systems.

High-Performance Human Resource Systems.

High-Performance Procurement Systems.
"The experienced author team represented here has crafted a"how-to" guide for creating the type of organization whichtaxpayers are demanding today in the public sector?vision focused,responsive, resource-conscious, and above all, results-oriented."(?Terrell Blodgett, former Mike Hogg professor of urban management,LBJ School of Public Affairs, and associate director, PolicyResearch Institute, University of Texas)

"This book is a long-awaited roadmap--the big 'why' picture,practical tips, barriers and strategies, glimpses of fascinatingpotentials of high performance government organizations. Those whoread and use it will be society builders in the truest sense."(?Neal Peirce, chair, The Citistates Group, author, and syndicatedcolumnist, Washington Post Writers Group)

"This is the most challenging time for public management that Ihave seen in my 35 years of public and non-profit service. The?survivors,' ten years from now, will be working in systems theycould not possibly imagine now. They will have gotten there notjust by luck, but by the full commitment of all members of theirorganizations and by dramatically different methods of publicengagement. This book is an excellent resource for starting thatjourney and for assessing the progress of efforts to date." (?JamesKunde, executive director, Coalition to Improve Management in Stateand Local Government)