Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:43
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:41
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009 blog on “Managing Performance”)
Bouckaert and Halligan call their first idealized performance management model the “Performance Administration” approach.
This model is seen as modest, ad hoc and un-systematic. It is oftentimes designed for formal, hierarchical organizations and is seen as mechanistic or compliance-oriented in implementation. Nevertheless, it is the typical starting place for many organizations.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:40
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:38
The federal government’s chief performance officer, Jeff Zients, declared at a recent Senate hearing: “The test of a performance management system is whether it is used.” He thought federal agencies were failing the test.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:36
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:28
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:28
Clock Is Ticking. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Stan Soloway writes: “While better government management was a major theme of the Trump campaign, a real management agenda—one that is cogent, coordinated, leadership-driven, and focused on improving institutional and mission performance—is not yet in evidence. I’ve been in and around government for more than three decades, across five administrations.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:55
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:50
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration. But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation. These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:49
A series of presentations at the annual conference of the National Academy of Public Administration focused on the complicated management challenges all levels of government will be facing upon the passage of any health care reform legislation. As one participant noted: “There’s too much of a view that programs are self-executing and you just need more inspectors general and audits. . . that happened with the Recovery Act.” The consensus seemed to be that this assumption clearly won't work for health care reform!