Posted by Colin Weatherby 1850 words
In 1996 Henry Mintzberg published a paper in the Harvard Business Review entitled ‘Managing Government, Governing Management’. In the paper Mintzberg covers four broad topics relevant to local government:
- Private, public, cooperative and non-owned organisations.
- The roles of people in society as customer, client, citizen and subject.
- The management myths that activities can be isolated, performance can be fully evaluated using objective measures, and activities can be entrusted to autonomous managers responsible for performance.
- The machine model, network model, performance-control model, virtual model and normative-control model available to organise government.