During the last few years, chaos has erupted in many places around the world. And that created so many challenges for the governments and public organizations. They tried to overcome these challenges by making budget cuts or asking their employees to give more and increase their productivity, but these short-term solutions do not seem to be working. We are daily facing obstacles like terrorism, natural disasters, the rising cost of healthcare and many more. And by the solutions taken, more is added on the plate as people are now asking for more because of the budget cuts that negatively affected them. It seems that there is no way out, but what if there is. That is what Mark Price, Walter Mores, and Hundley M. Elltiotte are planning to achieve through their book. They are offering a third option that may be the answer to all the hazards happening. Instead of increasing budgets or cutting services, people should start applying High Performance, which is improving the outcome that is presented to the public while lowering the cost. The authors promise that by the end of the book, you as a leader, will have the ability to deliver what you are aiming for with 10-20% less cost and do not worry, you will maintain the same quality of service or will even improve it. Interested? Keep reading.
"Building High Performance Governmentis a fast read with a big message. It explains how the inevitable downsizing of governments at all levels--federal, state, local--doesn't have to also mean fewer or lower-quality services. This book highlights viable strategies already in use today to create better alignment and greater productivity in government."
"Every level of government is experiencing a budget crunch these days, and that always results in slashing services. This book can help public sector leaders find another option--how to deliver on their core mission at a much lower cost."
"A solid read for federal, state, and local government leaders wondering how to 'do more, without more.'Building High Performance Governmentfocuses on the main things that leaders can do to help their organization get more out of each tax dollar while also improving quality and speed--an absolutely essential requirement in today's fiscally constrained environment."
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The authors promise that by the end of the book, you as a leader, will have the ability to deliver what you are aiming for with 10-20% less cost and do not worry, you will maintain the same quality of service or will even improve it.
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