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Meeting the Publics Demands: Renewing Performance Management

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Colin Waitt

In the federal government, performance management seems to be perceived as synonymous with compliance, punitive scrutiny, scorecards, public accountability, and budgetary reduction for poor performers. This is not always the cas... More »

Organizational Foresight and Stewardship

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Jack Malgeri

Foresight is defined as the ability to develop and maintain a forward-looking perspective and to anticipate emerging opportunities and problems by continually scanning the environment for trends and new developments. Foresight c... More »

Overcoming Challenges to Performance Measurement and Evaluation

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Joseph Wholey

Today public managers face demanding constituencies, interest groups, and advocacy groups with legitimate but conflicting interests, as well as aggressive media scrutiny. Global, national, and local forces demand higher levels o... More »

PRIDE in Miami-Dade Park and Recreation

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Juan Armas

The Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department (MDPR) is one of the largest municipal park systems in the United States. In October 2007, the new MDPR director invited more than 40 senior and mid-level managers to a full-d... More »

Strategic Budget Cutting in Federal Agencies

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Thad Juszczak

An unsustainable financial future based on continuing large budget deficits will lead federal agencies to major budget reductions in the coming years. Agencies have little experience in budget reductions: they have typically foc... More »