Managing and Delivering Performance
How government, public sector and not-for-profit organisations can measure and manage what really mattersBy
- Bernard Marr, Chief Executive and Director of Research, The Advanced Performance Institute. Bernard Marr is one of the world's leading experts on strategic performance management. In this capacity he has advised and worked with many leading organizations including Accenture, Astra Zeneca, the Bank of England, and Barclays.
Chief Executives in government and not-for-profit organizations and agencies; Directors and Managers of Performance; Finance Managers and Directors; Strategy Managers and Directors; HR Managers and Directors; Executive courses in Public Administration, Public Sector Management.
Published: December 2008
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
âI have seen how useful the tools described in this book were for the Royal Air Force and therefore recommend this book as essential reading to anyone who wants to implement a performance management approach that works.â Air Commodore Mark Roberts CBE, Director of Air Staff, Royal Air Force "Be assured: Any organization that uses this book will become better at managing performance that matters. Kudos to Bernard Marr for writing an immensely practical book that also reflects the state-of-the-art thinking on performance measurement and management." Dr. Dean Spitzer, Performance Measurement Thought Leader, IBM Corporation âMarr delivers advice that should be of great practical use to a wide variety of government, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations on how to use measurement to improve performance. There's something of value here for just about everyone.â Robert D. Austin, Professor, Copenhagen Business School; Associate Professor, Harvard Business School âFrom the intro through the conclusion, this guide to managing and delivering performance sets a new standard for readability. The use of well thought out visualizations of the concepts, coupled with ample and clear practical examples, sets this performance management book apart from the crowd!â William H. Leighty, Director, Government Performance Initiative, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University "An important primer in performance management. An essential read for academics and practitioners wanting up to date information and ideas for moving forward". Michaela Lavender, Managing Editor: Public Money & Management, USA "In this book Bernard Marr demonstrates his outstanding ability to a turn potentially complex topic into simple language and easy to follow tools which will enable organizations to clarify their strategy and measure their impacts." Malcolm Watkins, Director of Operations and Finance, MND Association âAn enjoyable and thought provoking read! In particular I enjoyed the conversational approach Bernard Marr adopts throughout this book, and his ability to step the reader through the related stages of managing and delivering performance in a way that encourages the reader to reflect on current practice and to assess what is good and what may need to change. A great read for all those who are serious about managing and improving organizational performance.â Helen Campbell, Director, Business Consultancy Service, Department of Finance & Personnel âBernard Marr's book addresses performance management in the round, looking at the central issues of culture and values as well as providing useful toolkits. There is a wealth of practical guidance to support the central message that high performance comes from spending time on strategic thinking, collecting the right information, and improving through learning. It is an excellent guide for anyone striving to improve the performance and quality of public services.â Robert W Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Audit Scotland âThis impressive book is the definitive guide to managing, measuring and delivering performance in government and not-for-profit organizations. We have experienced first hand many of the practical tools provided in this book and I believe that reading it will allow you to take your performance management initiatives to the next level.â Gerry Millar, Director of Improvement, Belfast City Council âBernard Marr has a remarkable âperformance sat navâ. This book is a superb and very practical guide on how to move from just measuring performance to actively using performance information to achieve organizational success.â John Saunders OBE, Managing Director, Institute of Public Finance