Participatory budgeting, an innovation in direct citizen participation
in government decision making, began 25 years ago
in a town in Brazil. It has since been adopted by 1,000 other
cities worldwide and by some U.S. cities as well.
It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department and
quickly jumped to police agencies across the world as well as to other agencies within
New York City. It was adapted by the City of Baltimore, which created CitiStat, the first
application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction.
With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights,
and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant
management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
An organization's culture is often the biggest impediment to embracing analytics and adopting a big data strategy. This blog entry poses 5 myths that inhibit culture change and the adoption of a big data strategy, and suggests 5 ways to create a culture that embraces analytics and is open to a big data strategy.