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

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ISBN-13: 978-0787909536
ISBN-10: 078790953X
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"While many books hype the latest fad, here at last (!) is a realist's' toolbox designed for public administrators who need to know the costs as well as the benefits of managerial theories and technologies." (Mel Dubnick, Department of Public Administration at Rutgers University and former Managing Editor of the Public Administration Review)

"A handbook of reinvention-style tools of organizational change written by people who have made it work." (David Osborne, co-author of Reinventing Government and Banishing Bureaucracy, chief author of the first National Performance Review report, and managing partner at the Public Strategies Group.")

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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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 7, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078790953X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787909536
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Using the over-used word "creative" as a shield, "Tools for Innovators" rehashes common-sense and stale ideas as exciting new methods for public managers. Current and aspiring managers should avoid this platitude-ridden guide: It will not improve your managerial skills, only waste time.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tansu Demir on September 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book sums up the some popular management tools to be used in public organizations with the intent of helping them to meet citizens demands of highest quality service. Including Strategic Planning, Total Quality Management, Re-Engineering, Benchmarking, Outsourcing, many approachments (or tools) that can be useful in restructuring public organizations are told in this valuable book. Readers who want to understand the basic principles of popular management tools developed for private sector organizations (but can be applied to public sector)should read this book. One of the obvious weaknesses of the book is its cases which were not well-developed.
Overall, I recommend Cohen's book to readers who have spare time.
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