The Resource The Public Sector : Managing the Unmanageable, Alexander Stevenson

The Public Sector : Managing the Unmanageable, Alexander Stevenson

Label
The Public Sector : Managing the Unmanageable
Title
The Public Sector
Title remainder
Managing the Unmanageable
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Stevenson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Public Sector: Managing the Unmanageable offers practical advice to public sector managers on how to develop techniques to deal with the challenges they face, particularly in the areas of accountability, setting targets, risk management/encouraging innovation, managing people, decision making and working with politicians. Based on original interviews with politicians and senior public sector managers, including the last four cabinet secretaries, it is full of anecdotes, actionable lessons and insights. Each chapter takes a specific aspect of management and starts by explaining why it is different in the public sector, then sets out ways for public sector managers to handle those differences and ends with an executive summary and a checklist to prompt managers to think about how they might change what they currently do"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
352.6/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1351
LC item number
.S83 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Public Sector : Managing the Unmanageable, Alexander Stevenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; About the author; Introduction -- managing the unmanageable; How to use the book; 01 The challenges of managing in the public sector; No single simple success measure; Democratic accountability; Pressure?; 02 Managing accountability; Introduction -- the unaccountable lack of accountability; Why is it so hard to be accountable in the public sector?; How to create accountability; Creating accountability in a partnership; Summary; 03 Managing target setting; Introduction -- to target or not to target; The consequences of bad targets
  • Innovation -- or the lack of itHow to encourage innovation; Summary; 07 Managing decision making; Introduction -- public sector decision making; How to improve your decision making; Summary; 08 What the private sector can learn from the public sector; The art of persuasion; Making complex decisions; Crisis management; 09 Public sector managers and their public; The importance of good public sector management; The status of public sector managers; Backgammon versus chess -- unfair comparisons with the private sector; High importance, (relatively) low status -- does it matter?
  • Making the public sector more attractive -- better status, better payConclusion; Twenty-five key insights; Interviewee biographies; Index
  • Why it is even harder to get targets right in the public sectorSo what should you do about targets?; Further tips for setting targets and picking indicators; Summary; 04 Managing politicians; Introduction -- the challenges of arranged marriages; Some marriage guidance counselling; Summary; 05 Managing people; Assessment and development -- appraising the appraisal; Managing poor performance; Recruitment; Summary; 06 Managing risk and innovation; Introduction -- mitigating risk, stimulating innovation; Characteristics that stimulate risk aversion and mitigate innovation; Managing risk effectively
Control code
ocn851430571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780749467784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 499961
  • 62bddd26-dbdf-463e-8d56-5ffeae4199da
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.b28799483
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851430571
  • pebcs0749467789

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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