DRIVING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH THROUGH
“OUTCOME-BASED” DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Spring School and International Symposium & Workshop
University Palermo - CED4 System Dynamics Group, May 23-27, 2016
Today, ‘wicked problems’ characterize governmental planning, with a specific concern with social issues. These are complex policy problems, featured by high risk and uncertainty, and a high interdependency among variables affecting them. Such problems cannot be clustered within the boundaries of a single organization, or referred to specific administrative levels or ministries. They are characterized by dynamic complexity, involving multi-level, multi-actor and multi-sectoral challenges. Examples of such problems include social cohesion, climate change, unemployment, crime, homelessness, healthcare, poverty, education, and immigration.
The use of a short-term perspective and of a sectoral approach in the formulation and implementation of strategies may lead to a static view of the system and to lack of coordination in policy-making between different public agencies, non-profit and other private stakeholders. This approach may not support governments to identify sustainable actions, whose policy-making usually refers to several jurisdictions, both in terms of level (e.g., national, regional, local) and domain (e.g. policing, welfare, education, justice).
The use of an outcome-oriented view of performance to frame and assess the desirability of the effects produced by adopted policies allows governments not only to consider effects in the short, but also the long run. Furthermore, it does not only focus policy effects in the perspective of a single unit or institution, but also under an inter-institutional viewpoint.
Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) is method that is designed to help public sector managers accurately measure and monitor organizational progress and align front-line employees to the organizational strategic objectives. By learning how to motivate and lead a competitive and scalable organization, participants to this training program will emerge with a strategy map for designing, implementing, and managing systems that create value and drive sustainable growth over the long term.
An “Outcome-Based” Dynamic Performance Management approach can significantly support this change towards joined-up government in dealing with wicked problems.
From May 23rd to 27th 2016, the System Dynamics Group of the University of Palermo will offer a Spring School and an International Symposium on: “Outcome-Based” Dynamic Performance Management in the Public Sector.
In the first two days participants will experience how to design and implement – through System Dynamics modeling – outcome-oriented performance management systems to support public policy makers.
In the next three days participants will have free access to the international symposium on: “The Paradigm Shift from Output to Outcome Measures in the Public Sector” (including conference banquet, two lunches, and coffee breaks).
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