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Is Performance Budgeting Hopeless?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 - 17:03
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 16:58
Decades of research and efforts to implement performance budgeting across federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. seem to consistently come down to the conclusion that no matter how rational it sounds, politicians don’t want to use it to make decisions. Budgeting expert Dr. Phil Joyce tries to nuance this conclusion by calling it “performance-informed budgeting,” and notes that performance is but one of many factors used to make budget allocation decisions.

Seven Management Imperatives: Imperative Four - Use Real-Time Performance Data

Monday, July 11th, 2011 - 11:36
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 09:27
  Harry Hatry, a pioneer in the performance measurement field, recently predicted that “performance data in the future will be able to be processed continuously and in real time,” and that “managers and their staffs will be able to obtain such information easily and quickly, no matter where the managers are. The information will come from a variety of mobile sources.”

The Meaning of Accountability

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 - 11:38
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:25
The Kettering Foundation has sponsored research on the concept of “accountability” over the past several years and has come out with two intriguing reports in recent weeks.  Both reports challenge the views held by most in government and politics.  This has significant implications for how public officials approach the issue of accountability, because the creation and maintenance of traditional accountability systems is costly and growing.  For example, r

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Edition

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - 17:52
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 16:58
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A Challenge to the Performance Community

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 - 14:12
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He called it a “stealth revolution.” Over the course of the following year, a number of additional initiatives and events have reinforced the revolution.

Seven Management Imperatives

Saturday, June 4th, 2011 - 14:36
  Periodically the IBM Center staff steps back and reflects on the insights provided by its authors of more than 300 research reports and by some 300 senior government executives interviewed over the past 13 years.  Through our research and interviews, we identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing the game for successful leadership at all levels of government.

The Key Role of Front Line Managers

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - 9:55
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 09:22
That insight led to the creation of both Hammer Awards and Reinvention Labs as ways to both convey reinvention principles and engage people in their day-to-day workplace. 

GAO Outlines National Indicator System

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - 8:54
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 08:37
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed the state of the art in developing and using comprehensive indicator systems in its 2004 report, “Informing Our Nation: Improving How to Understand and Assess the USA's Position and Progress.”  That report sparked an initiative by the National Academies of Science, with the support of several non-profit foundations, to explore the feasibility of developing a national indicator system.  This led to the creation of a non-profit, State of the

Leading Financial Management at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - 14:28
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 11:09
Throughout its history, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has sought to promote sustainable homeownership, support community development, and access to affordable housing. It has also become evident that government best serves the taxpayer when it is performing well and producing sound results. Over the last couple of years, HUD has taken many steps to improve its management and performance in fulfilling its mission.

Target Practice: A Column by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Monday, February 21st, 2011 - 10:37
Of course, targets can be used as incentives or as punitive measures or both. David Mamet’s film, Glengarry Glen Ross, comes immediately to mind as an over-the-top example.  For those who haven’t seen the film, it’s the story of struggling real estate salesmen who are  told that the individual who had the best numbers would win a car; number two would get a set of steak knives and the rest would be fired on the spot.
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