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By Robert F. Durant

Dialog among practitioners and lecturers has more and more turn into the exception instead of the rule of thumb in modern public management circles. Bridging the space among concept and perform, Debating Public management: administration demanding situations, offerings, and Opportunities tackles a few of the significant administration demanding situations, offerings, and possibilities of the twenty-first century dealing with public managers throughout quite a few subfields of public management.

Informed by means of modern pressures on public managers to reconceptualize objective, redefine administrative rationality, recapitalize human resources, reengage assets, and revitalize democratic constitutionalism, the e-book bargains scholars, practitioners, and researchers a chance to take inventory and examine the way forward for perform and learn in public management. geared up by way of 3 units of significant administration demanding situations dealing with the field—Rethinking Administrative Rationality in a Democratic Republic, Recapitalizing Organizational capability, and Reconceptualizing associations for brand spanking new coverage Challenges—the e-book takes an unusual method of the research of those subject matters. In it, top practitioners and lecturers touch upon condensed models of articles showing within the idea to perform characteristic of Public management overview (PAR) from 2006 via 2011.

The authors and commentators specialize in the superior present examine, draw classes from that literature for perform, and establish gaps in examine that have to be addressed. They expertly draw out issues, concerns, difficulties, and clients, delivering bulleted classes and functional takeaways. This makes the ebook a distinct one-stop source for cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and cross-professional exchanges on modern challenges.

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G. Rainey. 2006. Managing successful organizational change in the public sector. Public Administration Review 66(2): 168–176. 7 8 ◾ Debating Public Administration articles in public administration journals that explicitly address the topic. , Berman and Wang 2000; Brudney and Wright 2002; Hood and Peters 2004). Articles reporting research and theory with titles containing “organizational change” and with that theme as a focal topic, however, appear with much less regularity in public administration journals than in research journals focusing on general management and organization theory.

1 Determinants of Successful Implementation of Organizational Change in the Public Sector 10 ◾ Debating Public Administration Provide resources. Successful change usually requires adequate resources to support the change process. Build external support. Managerial leaders must develop and ensure support from political overseers and key external stakeholders. Ensure top-management support and commitment. An individual or group within the organization should champion the cause for change. Continued • Capitalize on synergies in resources when implementing multiple changes simultaneously.

Some studies of organizational change have stressed the importance of having a single change agent or “idea champion” lead the transformation. An idea champion is a highly respected individual who maintains momentum and commitment to change, often taking personal risks in the process (Kanter 1983). Other authors have stressed the need to have a guiding coalition to support the change. A guiding coalition is a group of individuals who lend legitimacy to the effort and marshal the resources and emotional support required to induce organizational members to change (Carnall 1995; Kets de Vries and Balazs 1999; Yukl 2002).

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