Wisconsin’s Governor Walker created a Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance in November, 2015. The Commission met for about a year. Below is their final report. The Commission considered a wide range of ideas to improve Wisconsin government.
Performance measures are essential for good management. But sometimes measures are used in ways that harm rather than improve performance. The Atlantic Magazine article (see link below) illustrates the problems using customer satisfaction in hospital management. These problems apply to other
I have often been critical of public policy and public administration schools although I am the product of one (Lafollette School of Public Affairs). The problem is that most focus on policy and neglect management and execution. Most people working
Let’s improve public sector performance through government HR reform We should be concerned about government HR reform. A recent column in Governing Magazine, Getting More Value out of the Government HR Department, makes good suggestions for change. I have long
The article from the Brookings Institution, Doomed: Challenges and solutions to government IT projects, has some helpful thoughts on why government technology projects fail and what can be done to improve the chances of success. The article is consistent with
Are we experiencing political decay? Our political situation, particularly the current Presidential election process, is unsettling and unprecedented in my lifetime. Is this political decay or just a rough patch in our political process? I have been trying to determine