Dr. Rodney Scott

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 14:38
Dr. Rodney Scott is currently a visiting fellow at the Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University, where he is completing a research project exploring methods for managing (and improving) the performance of senior public servants. Dr. Scott is the Principal Research Fellow for New Zealand’s State Services Commission, where he leads the public management research programme and provides advice on public sector design and evaluation. Dr.

Innovation Australian-Style

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - 15:23
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 15:16
The current edition of The Public Manager describes the Australian national government’s approach to systematically embedding innovation into agency operations.  In an article by Australian civil servant Alex Roberts, one of the champions of innovation Down Under, he says the new mantra for government is “do better with less.”

Performance management lessons from Sweden to New Zealand

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - 15:26
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 15:19
At a time when the Office of Management and Budget is asking federal executives and managers to place even more attention on performance management activities, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has released a scanning study of how transportation agencies in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden apply performance management. “Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability” doc

Model 4: Performance Governance

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 - 17:53
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”)

Model 3: Performance Management Framework

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 - 20:06
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”)

Managing Performance: A Series

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 - 0:17
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 book could well have been named:  “The Evolution of Performance!” 

Performance Reporting: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Friday, December 18th, 2009 - 23:15

Citizen Participation: Others Step Out

Monday, December 7th, 2009 - 18:22
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration.  But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation.  These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!