Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government

Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government

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Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government by David Osborne, Peter Plastrik

David Osborne's 1992 bestseller, Reinventing Government, was a landmark book that identified ten principles for creating a more efficient government. This essential sequel goes one step further, focusing on strategic levers for changing public systems and organizations on a permanent basis to achieve dynamic increases in effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability, and capacity to innovate. In an age of disillusionment with public service, Banishing Bureaucracy offers inspiring stories of organizations that really work and provides specific recipes for effective change. Here is a road map by which reinventors can actually make "reinvention" work.

• David Osborne, recognized as the pre-eminent public sector reformer, has an intensive speaking schedule throughout the country.
• Named one of the Best Business Books of 1997 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
• Over 200,000 copies of Reinventing Government sold in Plume, with backlist pace of 10,000 per year.
Reinventing Government was hailed by Business Week as "the new gospel of government," and was embraced by the Clinton-Gore administration as their blueprint for streamlining government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976702603
Publisher: Blitzprint Inc
Publication date: 06/28/2006

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Uphill Battle, USA 1(20)
PART I: FINDIN YOUR LEVERAGE 21(54)
1 The Five C's: Changing Government's DNA
21(28)
2 Levels of the Game: Targeting the Strategies
49(18)
3 Gut Check: What It Takes to Use the Strategies
67(8)
PART II: THE FIVE STRATEGIES 75(226)
4 The Core Strategy: Creating Clarity of Purpose
75(40)
5 The Consequences Strategy: Creating Consequences for Performance
115(42)
6 The Customer Strategy: Putting the Customer in the Driver's Seat
157(46)
7 The Control Strategy: Shifting Control Away from the Top and Center
203(38)
8 The Culture Strategy: Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
241(60)
PART III: USING THE STRATEGIES 301(46)
9 Aligning the Strategies
301(19)
10 The Courage to Reinvent
320(27)
Appendix A: The Principles of Reinventing Government 347(3)
Appendix B: Resources for Reinventors 350(9)
Notes 359(24)
Index 383

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In this sequel to his bestseller, Reinventing Government, David Osborne teams with Peter Plastrik to further explore the process of making public and governmental organizations more entrepreneurial by introducing businesslike practices. The authors focus on five strategies for fundamentally changing the way government works on local, state, regional and national levels, and give plenty of real-life global success stories. This organizational, economic and political tour de force is wonderfully written, and is never dry, academic or reliant on dense government gabble. In fact, it¿s a page-turner. We recommend it to all concerned citizens.