Saturday, January 2, 2010
Given what we have learned from experience and careful research, the performance management approach the Obama Administration lays out in the Analytic Perspectives section of the FY 2011 budget is very promising and represents a more aggressive, more...
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
As federal agencies become more involved in the Web 2.0 world, they are creating “hubs” for their social media connections. Some provide access to specific media links, such as agency bloggers, others provide links to policy and training.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Following is an index of blog entries between the start, September 1, 2009, and the end of the year, December 31, 2009, organized around some major themes. Web 2.0 and Social Media Launching the BizGov Blog (09-01-09) Blogs as Public Policy Forums...
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? ...

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