A fast-changing (yet slow-moving) environment with high public scrutiny, a low tolerance for risk and an unpredictable political layer means that public management is not a job for the faint-hearted.
Lack of clarity on purpose, vision and priorities plague all levels of the public sector, with short-termism and reactive management crowding out opportunities to develop genuine strategic capability.
Operating in this environment without pushback is no longer enough, for public managers tired of late, unfinished and failed initiatives. Nor is it enough for a jaded public, who rightfully expect value from their contribution to the social contract.
From Strategy to Action provides a framework to shift the needle and make progress on the big picture. Using the tools and advice compiled in this book, public managers who are ready to seize agency and do things differently will be pleasantly surprised at the impact they can have on their teams, organisations and communities.
About the Book
Alicia McKay talks about why she wrote From Strategy to Action: A Guide to Getting Shit Done In The Public Sector