Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Strengthening Public Sector Organizations / Edition 1

Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Strengthening Public Sector Organizations / Edition 1

by Steven Cohen, William Eimicke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 078790953X

ISBN-13: 9780787909536

Pub. Date: 04/07/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Today's public administrators must be more than effective managers of their agencies' internal operations. In order to thrive in the complex interorganizational relationships spanning governments, nonprofit organizations, and private firms in a global economy, public managers and their organizations must be capable of great flexibility and innovation to be truly

Overview

Today's public administrators must be more than effective managers of their agencies' internal operations. In order to thrive in the complex interorganizational relationships spanning governments, nonprofit organizations, and private firms in a global economy, public managers and their organizations must be capable of great flexibility and innovation to be truly effective. Today's public managers must move beyond competence to become creative innovators and agents of change.Tools for Innovators introduces public managers to the tools that today's most innovative leaders are using to bring about change in their organizations. Steven Cohen and William Eimicke distinguish tools for innovation from traditional functional tools such as budgeting, human resource management, and organizational structure. The six key innovation tools they examine are:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Reengineering
  • Total Quality Management
  • Benchmarking, Performance Measurement and Management
  • Team Management
  • Privatization
They show what the innovation tools are all about , how to use them, their costs and benefits and perhaps most critically, how to use them together showing how to integrate them into a single framework of management innovation. Concrete case examples of successful innovation efforts drawn from the authors' own experiences provide examples of the challenges managers face as they attempt to innovate. These cases discuss how innovations are introduced and adjusted to the specific needs of real-world situations.The creative public manager must continually look for new tools and new approaches. Tools for Innovators will help in this search, enabling managers to meet the challenges of a changing public sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787909536
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/07/1998
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding and Applying Innovation Strategies in the Public Sector.

Part One: Public Sector Innovation Tools.

2. Strategic Planning.

3. Reengineering.

4. Total Quality Management.

5. Benchmarking and Performance Management.

6. Team Management.

7. Privatization.

Part Two: Learning from Public Sector Cases.

8. Management Innovation in the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

9. Innovation in Collaboration with Business and Nonprofits: The Indianapolis Private Industry Council.

10. America Works: A Private Company Carrying Out a Public Service.

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