Esri, announced the publication of Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Resultsby former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. The book distills the lessons from his previous book, Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age, and concisely presents an interactive, easy-to-follow, proven 14-week plan any government can follow to achieve strategic performance management. The workbook enables readers to devise a framework to
- Gather and share timely, accurate information.
- Rapidly deploy resources.
- Build leadership and collaboration.
- Develop and refine effective strategic goals and key performance indicators.
- Assess results.
In Smarter Government, O’Malley drew on his deep experience in implementing performance measurement and management (“Stat”) systems at the city and state levels in Baltimore and Maryland. As a result of these policies, the region experienced the biggest crime reduction of any big city in American history; the reversal of a 300-year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay; and schools ranked number one in the US for five years in a row.
“Recently we lost track of the important roles governors play,” said O’Malley. “They hold a unified command and get ahead of a fast-moving crisis. These are the leadership skills that save lives when a crisis hits.”
Now, leaders can take these tested solutions and apply them to their own government organizations in less than four months’ time. Smarter Government Workbook is a practical, hands-on companion to Smarter Government and for realizing the promise of Stat.
Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results is available in print (ISBN: 9781589486027, 80 pages, US$19.99) and can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. It is also available for purchase at esri.com/esripress or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.