Public Administration Case Study

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The current wave of economic revitalization resonates as a wake-up call for governments to come up with appropriate policies and apply them in both private and public administration to be at par with global competition from countries that they have historically shared favorable trade relations. As a result of this awareness, public sectors in these nations have continued to experience periodic policy reforms all aimed at increasing efficiency in the use of public resources as well as reducing prodigality. This paper addresses some of the strategies used in management of public administration that could have potential lingering effects on normal public service activities. Strategic management refers to an informed decision to select policies,…show more content…
Public organizations need to conduct a thorough analysis to avoid incidences of misread environments or over-estimation of the institution’s capability. Additionally, most organizational changes are incremental. Other implementers of strategic planning work on the assumption that their organizations are colossal and capable of implementing rapid changes though haplessly leading to aborted plans (McBain, L., 2010). Reengineering Strategy Another managerial strategy is reengineering the public administration. In basic terms, reengineering refers to radical redesigning of various business processes in order to invoke great improvements in outcomes (Hammer, M. & Champy, J., 1993). It is akin to starting over on vestal ground. According to Hammer and Champy, (1993) various theorists who support this mechanism strongly advocate it because of its ability to empower organization and public sectors to meet various needs to client population even when both competition and demand change regularly. Reengineering Strategy…show more content…
Primarily, the strategy is both risky and costly. Consultation fees alone are at a premium before implementation even begins. Moreover, whenever this strategy is implemented, displacement and panic disrupts the efficiency of the ongoing processes more so in the public sector (Wright, B., 2007). Unfortunately, it also yields to proclivity for misuse by administrators who instead of doing the right thing take on it as a cover to implement large-scale downsizing to demotion of middle level managers within the public administration framework. Withal, certain politicians may also stand in the way of implementation process in order to protect their vested interests which may again pose a major impediment to the implementation of this reengineering

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