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The Reinventing Government Workbook : Introducing Frontline Employees to Reinvention (Based on Osborne and Gaebler's Book, Reinventing Government)

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In this user-friendly set of training materials, David Osborne and Victor Colon Rivera give managers and employees advice on how they can apply the principles behind the reinvention revolution that is changing the way government works. Designed for use in federal, state, and local governments, this workbook includes exercises, brain teasers, and discussion items to create an interactive, involving learning environment.The Reinventing Government Workbook is designed to help employees at all levels understand the basic changes that are taking place and how they can help contribute. The Reinventing Government Facilitator Guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on making the training experience rewarding and memorable. It includes useful tips on designing the training program, instructions on using the workbook exercises, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 109 pages
  • 217.7 x 251.7 x 11.4mm | 452.86g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised.
  • 078794100X
  • 9780787941000

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From the best-selling author of Reinventing Government?a workshop that charts a new course for those who are searching for ways to make our government better. Take part in the reinvention revolution that is changing the way government works. This workbook brings the ideas of Reinventing Government to life by helping you understand and apply the ten principles of reinventing government. This workbook offers you: Guidance on developing innovative and better ways of conducting public business Tools and techniques to increase the effectiveness of your organization Examples of successful governments that are reinventing themselves today Designed for use in federal, state and local government, the material includes exercises, brain teasers, and discussion items to create an interactive, involving learning environment.show more

About David Osborne

DAVID OSBORNE is a managing partner of the Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helps public organizations develop and implement long--term change strategies. He is the author or co--author of three books: Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies For Reinventing Government (1997), Reinventing Government (1992), and Laboratories of Democracy (1988). VICTOR COLON RIVERA is the founder and president of VCR--OI Consulting Group, Inc., and a partner of Outplacement International, Inc. He is a former southwestern regional human resource manager for Westinghouse Electric and director of personnel for the New York City Board of Education.show more

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From the best-selling author of Reinventing Government?a workshop that charts a new course for those who are searching for ways to make our government better. Take part in the reinvention revolution that is changing the way government works. This workbook brings the ideas of Reinventing Government to life by helping you understand and apply the ten principles of reinventing government. This workbook offers you: Guidance on developing innovative and better ways of conducting public business Tools and techniques to increase the effectiveness of your organization Examples of successful governments that are reinventing themselves today Designed for use in federal, state and local government, the material includes exercises, brain teasers, and discussion items to create an interactive, involving learning environment.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Module I: Clarifying Your Purpose; Principle 1. Customer-Driven Government: Meeting the Needs of the Customer, Not the Bureaucracy; Principle 2. Mission-Driven Government: Transforming Rule-Driven Organizations; Principle 3. Anticipatory Government: Prevention Rather Than Cure; Module II: Enhancing Your Performance; Principle 4. Results-Oriented Government: Buying Outcomes Rather Than Inputs; Principle 5. Competitive Government: Injecting Competition into Service Delivery; Principle 6. Enterprising Government: Earning Rather Than Spending; Module III: Shifting Your Locus of Control; Principle 7. Decentralized Government: From Hierarchy to Participation and Teamwork; Principle 8. Community-Owned Government: Empowering Rather Than Serving; Module IV: Increasing Your Leverage; Principle 9. Catalytic Government: Steering Rather Than Rowing; Principle 10. Market-Oriented Government: Leveraging Change Through the Market.show more