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Osborne, David 1951-

Works: 33 works in 191 publications in 11 languages and 6,374 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Programmed instructional materials  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK469, 353.078
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Osborne
Reinventing government : how the entrepreneurial spirit is transforming the public sector by David Osborne( Book )

37 editions published between 1922 and 1997 in English and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"3) encourage competition rather than monopoly" "4) are driven by their missions, not their rules" "5) fund outcomes rather than inputs" "6) meet the needs of the customer, not the bureaucracy" "7) concentrate on earning, not just spending" "8) invest in prevention rather than cure" "9) decentralize authority" "10) solve problems by leveraging the marketplace, rather than simply creating public programs." "To civil servants and elected officials, to business people and community activists--to anyone who cares about government in America--Reinventing Government offers a breath of fresh air."--Jacket
The price of government : getting the results we need in an age of permanent fiscal crisis by David Osborne( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overall, American governments from the White House to City Hall are enduring their worst fiscal crisis since World War II. But this time, the crisis will be permanent. On one side are skyrocketing costs for health care, Social Security and pensions. On the other is opposition to tax increases. In the face of this crisis the bankrupt ideologies of left and right offer little guidance. The Price of Government does." "Whereas Reinventing Government, David Osborne's 1992 New York Times bestseller, was a manifesto for change, The Price of Government is a clear, step-by-step roadmap for change, offering concrete solutions drawn from the author's combined thirty years of experience leading and advising public institutions. The authors begin by describing a radically different approach to budgeting - one that focuses on buying results for citizens rather than cutting or adding to last year's spending programs. They go on to show how leaders can use consolidation, competition, customer choice, and a relentless focus on results to save millions while improving public services, at all levels of government."--Jacket
Banishing bureaucracy : the five strategies for reinventing government by David Osborne( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected innovators to come out of state government in the past decade, provide a road map by which reinventors and political thinkers of all persuasions can actually make "reinvention" work. Reinvention is not just another word for reform, nor is it synonymous with downsizing, or privatization, or simply cutting waste and fraud. It is about something much deeper, something tantamount to changing the very "DNA" of public organizations so that they habitually innovate
Laboratories of democracy by David Osborne( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reinventor's fieldbook : tools for transforming your government by David Osborne( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsežno delo s praktičnimi nasveti, vajami in pripomočki za revitalizacijo šol, javnih služb in vladnih organizacij na vseh ravneh je namenjeno predvsem politikom, menedžerjem in zaposlenim, ki se prizadevajo za javne organizacije z visoko storilnostjo, to je preobrazbo javnih sistemov in služb, na podlagi katere bi se izredno povečala njihova učinkovitost, uspešnost, prilagodljivost in zmožnost inovacij. Gre za sistem nenehnega izboljševanja kakovosti, ne da bi bili za to potrebni zunanji pritiski, s tem pa tudi za spremembe glede namena, odgovornosti, motivacije, pooblastil, kulture itd
The New Right in the states : the groups, the issues, and the strategies by Mark Bohannon( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirigere e governare by David Osborne( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout all levels of American government, a shift is taking place from the rigid, wasteful, centralized bureaucracies of the industrial era to the more flexible, entrepreneurial, decentralized government needed to succeed in today's world. This shift has been brought about by an unprecedented, ongoing fiscal crisis that has created a sudden urgency to improve services and heighten productivity with fewer dollars. Entrepreneurial governments are: (1) catalytic, leveraging private-sector actions to solve problems; (2) community owned, empowering families and communities to solve their own problems; (3) competitive, moving away from traditional monopolistic models in education, policing, transportation, etc.; (4) mission driven, developing budget systems and rules that free employees to pursue goals; (5) results oriented, providing incentives for people to succeed rather than fail, measuring outcomes, and rewarding success; (6) customer driven, putting resources directly into the hands of the intended recipients of the service (E.G., job training or child care) so that they can make choices based on quality and price; (7) decentralized, taking advantage of the possibilities afforded by telecommunications advancements to give those laboring in public organizations authority to make their own decisions; and (8) market driven, restructuring the marketplace when necessary to fulfill public purposes. Government is the instrument by which problems are solved collectively; if the instrument is outdated, it is time to remake it. The applicability of these principles to community colleges is discussed briefly. (Ecc)
Staff training and assessment by David Osborne( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff Training and Assessment is a practical guide for trainers and line managers/supervisors. It contains clear descriptions of the aims, terms, techniques and methods of training and shows how important it is to match training interventions to the culture and style of the organization. The role of the trainer, learning strategies and the novel ways in which they can be applied are covered as well as the wider background of government initiatives and the response of businesses to the effects of the recession and upturn in employment prospects. By providing clear and usable frameworks for analysing and solving problems, check lists and reading lists, Staff Training and Assessment is a valuable training resource
Economic competitiveness : the states take the lead by David Osborne( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New economic strategies used by states are described, and case studies of the recent innovations in economic development policies of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are presented. A number of programs in other states are briefly reviewed, and various models of state intervention are evaluated, along with the principles that underlie successful programs. Some questions raised by the economic activism of U.S. governors and state legislators are addressed. Lessons from the recent experimentation in state economic development policy are considered, along with the implications for federal policy of this expansion of state government's role in the economy. Appended are a glossary of acronyms and a chart that specifies types of competitiveness programs used in these three states. Specific programs are identified under the following categories: programs to stimulate technological innovation, capital programs, programs to help new and small businesses, technology transfer programs, labor-management cooperation programs, education and training programs, export programs, programs to bring the poor into the growth process, and the principles of effective economic development. (Sw)
Der innovative Staat : mit Unternehmergeist zur Verwaltung der Zukunft by David Osborne( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu einem modernen und konkurrenzHihigen Wirtschaftsstandort gehOren neben einer zukunftsweisenden Wirtschafts-und Technologiepolitik effektive offentliche Dienstleistungen. Daher brauchen wir in Deutschland mehr denn je effizient arbei tende Behorden. Die Erfahrungen beim Aufbau der neuen Bundeslander haben einer breiten Offent lichkeit ins BewuStsein geruckt, wie wichtig eine leistungsfahige, gut funktionie rende Verwaltung fiir unsere hochentwickelte Gesellschaft ist. Urn den hohen Leistungsstandard der Verwaltung dauerhaft zu sichern und stetig zu verbessern, miissen Organisation und Struktur in der Verwaltung laufend iiberpruft und veran derten Rahmenbedingungen angepaBt werden. Verwaltung muS dem Biirger, dem Kunden der Verwaltung, mit dem Selbstverstand nis eines Dienstleisters entgegen treten. Der Kunde erwartet einen MaBanzug. Dies gilt auch flir den hoheitlichen Bereich. Verwaltungsaufgaben sind Gemeinschafts aufgaben von Staat und Biirgern. Eine aktive, gestaltende Verwaltung darf sich nicht einfach auf Paragraphen und Rechtsstandpunkte zuruckziehen, sondern gestaltet den Vollzug durch den Dialog mit den Betroffenen. Daneben muS die pdiventive Normenkontrolle weiterentwickelt und die Gesetzeskostenfolgenabsch1itzung drin gend verbessert werden, urn der Uberregulierung in Deutschland entgegenzuwirken. Verwaltungsmodernisierung setzt ein neues Denken und ein neues BewuBtsein voraus: Die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter sind die wertvollste Ressource der Verwaltung. Gerade flir eine schlanke, kundenorientierte und effizientere Verwal tung miissen die offentlich Bediensteten ihr Wissen und ihre Kreativitat aktivieren und ihre Motivation starken. Wir miissen einen zielgerichteten, kontinuierlichen VerbesserungsprozeS in allen Beriechen in Gang setzen. Den Mitarbeiter gangelnde Verwaltungsvorschriften "von oben" miissen mehr und mehr durch Zielvorgaben ersetzt werden
State technology programs : a preliminary analysis of lessons learned by David Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reinventing government facilitator's guide : introducing frontline employees to reinvention by David Osborne( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reinventing government workbook : introducing frontline employees to reinvention by David Osborne( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un nuevo modelo de gobierno : cómo transforma el espíritu empresarial al sector público by David Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing government by David Osborne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a live keynote address by David Osborne to the Government Technology Conference in May of 1992 in Sacramento, California, in which he presents six of the ten points made in the book Reinventing government (Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1992) he coauthored with Ted Gaebler
Xin zheng fu yun dong by David Osborne( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing government : with David Osborne & Ted Gaebler( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budgeting for outcomes : better results for the price of government by David Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governments are facing a permanent fiscal crisis. The costs of running governments are rising, especially the costs to educate, incarcerate, and medicate. Consequently, government is broke. Traditional budgeting only makes matters worse. The focus (and the acrimony) settles on the small percentages to cut, but the great majority of spending escapes examination. Budgeting for Outcomes: Better Results for the Price of Government changes this equation. It asks different questions-and gets very different answers. This e-book explains how local governments can create a budget designed to give resi
Creating high-performance government organizations : a practical guide for public managers by Jack A Brizius( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creating High-Performance Government Organizations presents practical advice and tools that managers and innovators at every level of government can use in molding their organizations into results oriented, mission-driven operations. Developed by a top-notch writing team under the auspices of the Alliance for Redesigning Government, these recommendations are rooted in the authors' years of experience in the public and private sectors, and in thorough research into the theory and practice of organizational transformation. Most importantly, the authors draw on the real world experience of front-line innovators and on ideas that were field-tested through the team's work with an array of public agencies." "The more than three dozen cases presented here will help you understand what high-performance organizations are and develop a clearer understanding of the preconditions to major change, the steps essential to getting started, and ways to overcome common roadblocks. This book details the eight characteristics common to high-performance agencies, illustrating each with concrete examples. And chapters on budgeting, human resources, and procurement systems show you how these critical central management functions can be strengthened to support change, performance and accountability."--Jacket
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Reinventing government : how the entrepreneurial spirit is transforming the public sector
Alternative Names
David E. Osborne Amerikaans schrijver

Osborne, David

Osborne, David E.

Osborne, David E. 1951-

オズボーン, デービット

奥斯本, 戴维

English (125)

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The price of government : getting the results we need in an age of permanent fiscal crisisBanishing bureaucracy : the five strategies for reinventing governmentThe reinventor's fieldbook : tools for transforming your governmentDirigere e governareStaff training and assessmentHerramientas para transformar el gobierno : directrices prácticas, lecciones y recursos para revitalizar las escuelas, los servicios públicos y los organismos gubernamentales de todos los nivelesThe Reinventing government facilitator's guide : introducing frontline employees to reinventionThe Reinventing government workbook : introducing frontline employees to reinventionCreating high-performance government organizations : a practical guide for public managers