Wednesday, December 30, 2009
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009 blog on “Managing Performance”) The fourth “idealistic” performance model described by Bouckaert and Halligan is the “performance governance” model, which offers a prominent role for citizens. None of the...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
In the corporate world, and throughout the federal government, information is a very valuable asset. Having timely access to this information, and using it to inform strategic decision making, have become critical in today’s competitive, networked, and...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009 blog on “Managing Performance”) The third idealized model described by Bouckaert and Halligan is a “comprehensive and integrated performance management framework.” This model seems to be favored by both academi
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009 blog on “Managing Performance”) Some organizations or countries operate a series of parallel performance systems, disconnected from each other. Oftentimes this happens when different leaders, at different...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
(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. .
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Remember the YouTube phenomena, “The Evolution of Dance?” I have been reading a book, “Managing Performance: International Comparisons” by two highly-regarded foreign academics – Geert Bouckaert (a Belgian) and John Halligan (an Australian). Their...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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. So what should agencies do? ...
Monday, December 21, 2009
OMB released a report today, “Acquisition and Contracting Improvement Plans and Pilots: Saving Money and Improving Government,” which follows up on its July 2009 directive that agencies trim 7 percent – about $40 billion -- from their contracting budgets
Friday, December 18, 2009
Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on the reporting of the outputs and outcomes of government programs. Yet there is limited information on what outputs and outcomes are actually reported on in practice. A new report by Richard Boyle, Head of...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) was enacted in 1993 to bring about a greater focus on results in the federal government. GPRA's requirements have built a strong foundation for results-oriented performance planning, measurement, and...

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