Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results

By Martin O'Malley

Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results distills the lessons from Smarter Government into a 14-week plan to achieve strategic performance management.

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In Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age, former governor Martin O’Malley draws on his deep experience in implementing performance measurement and management, or “Stat” systems, at the city and state levels in Baltimore and Maryland. And the results speak for themselves: the biggest crime reduction in any big city in America; a reversal of a 300-year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay; and schools ranked #1 for five years in a row.

Now, take these tested solutions and apply them to your government organization in fewer than four months. Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results is your practical, hands-on companion workbook for Smarter Government and for realizing the promise of Stat.

Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results distills the lessons from Smarter Government and concisely presents an interactive, easy-to-follow, proven 14-week plan any government can follow to achieve strategic performance management. You will 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 your results

The difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline. Here's your plan.

Martin O'Malley
Martin O'Malley served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 and as the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. He was the first leader to take CompStat—a crime-management system pioneered in New York City—and apply the same ideas at city- and state-wide scales. 

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