This insider's guide reveals the key lessons for managing reform being learned from the federal government's Reinventing Government program. Leaders will discover that success will be evident not in major, sweeping changes but in a series of small, but important signs.The contributors present strategic issues for change, discussing why the current bureaucratic model of organizing is ill-suited to today's challenges and identifying what will replace it. They explore the tactics for change in public organizations, examining the repercussions of change for employees, identifying success factors for change, and examining the crucial role leadership plays in successful change.Transforming Government presents a look into the future of public organizations and sage advice on how to implement change effectively to succeed in that future.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 236 x 167 x 25 mm
"There has been enormous debate about "reinventing government"--butlittle careful study about what is actually happening. Thisextremely useful book tells the story-behind-the-story. It examinesthe critical steps required to make reinvention work, and the bigproblems that reinvention must solve. Anyone interested inimproving government performance will need to read this book."(Donald F. Kettl, director, The Robert M. LaFollette Institute ofPublic Affairs)
"Bureaucracy-busters will benefit from this manual for betteringbusiness practices in government. Its authors offer a practicalguide that does not ignore the considerable obstacles facingreinvention advocates." (Timothy B. Clark, editor and publisher, Government Executive Magazine)