Price of Government Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis

ISBN-10: 0465053645
ISBN-13: 9780465053643
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

'The Price of Government' presents a very different approach to budgeting - one that focuses on buying results for citizens rather than cutting or adding to last year's spending programmes. It advocates consolidation, customer choice and a relentless focus on results to save millions while improving public services.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Smarter Budgeting: The Five Decisions That Matter Most
Getting a Grip on the Problem
Setting the Price of Government
Setting the Priorities of Government: Buying Results That Citizens Value (at the Price They Are Willing to Pay)
Smarter Sizing: It Does Matter
Strategic Reviews: Divesting to Invest
Consolidation: Smart Mergers
Rightsizing: The Right Work, the Right Way, with the Right Staff
Smarter Spending: Buying Value, Squeezing Costs
Buying Services Competitively
Rewarding Performance, Not Good Intentions
Smarter Customer Service: Putting Customers in the Driver's Seat
Don't Buy Mistrust-Eliminate It
Smarter Management: Reforming How Government Works on the Inside to Improve Its Performance on the Outside
Using Flexibility to Get Accountability
Make Administrative Systems Allies, Not Enemies
Smarter Work Processes: Tools from Industry
Smarter Leadership: Managing Change from the Radical Center
Leadership for a Change
Politics: Truth, Lies, and the Campaign for Public Support
Notes
Index

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