Performance Oriented Management: A Practical Guide (Hardcover)

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Today's Best Performance Improvement Practices Tailored to Government Performance-Oriented Management: A Practical Guide for Government Agencies will help you make a smooth transition from a management philosophy that is reactive and task-oriented to one based on a vision of accomplishment. With this practical, authoritative, and comprehensive guidebook, you'll have a tested framework and process for making the change to performance improvement. The method is based on the acclaimed Malcolm Baldrige Assessment Criteria for performance improvement, which are regarded as a national benchmark. Performance-Oriented Management will give you a solid understanding of the basics of performance improvement. With this must-have resource, you'll: • Get a detailed method to position your organization for major change • Understand the benefits of performance-oriented, rather than task-oriented, management • Learn how to determine your destination (vision) and your starting point (assessment) • Discover why top management must initiate and drive the change • Learn why assessment and strategic planning are of paramount importance — not add-on programs for an already-overloaded workforce • Find out why it's critical that planning drives the budget, rather than the budget driving planning. Develop a step-by-step, comprehensive, top-down method for implementing performance improvement

About the Author

Larry Pederson is a specialist in total quality management, strategic planning, and performance management in government agencies. He is Chief of Strategic Planning for the Army at the Deputy Chief of Staff for Base Operation Support, Training, and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Formerly he served as Deputy Director of Morale Welfare and Recreation. While in that position, Larry received extensive training and experience in the Malcolm Baldrige Assessment Criteria and the Army's version, Army Performance Improvement Criteria.
Larry has served as the lead examiner for Army Communities of Excellence and also serves on the Board of Examiners for the President's Quality Award. He has also conducted numerous offsites for organizational strategic planning for the Army and for private sector organizations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781567261325
ISBN-10: 1567261329
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 336
Language: English