Change and continuity management in the public sector : the DALI model for effective decision-making / by Rebecca Dalli Gonzi (University of Malta, Malta) ; edited by Simon Grima (University of Malta, Malta).Material type: TextPublisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 149 pages)Content type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9781789731675 (e-book)Subject(s): Organizational behavior -- Management | Decision making | Business & Economics -- Decision-Making & Problem Solving | Business & managementAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 302.35 LOC classification: HD58.7 | .D35 2019Online resources: Full-Text | Full-Text
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prelims -- Chapter 1: Introduction: setting a standard for service -- Chapter 2: Public sector responses to radical change: an analysis of theoretical models -- Chapter 3: Public sector cases: decision-making and response -- Chapter 4: The results -- Chapter 5: Conclusions and reflections -- Appendix 1 Online survey -- Appendix 2 Focus group discussions: workshop-based setting -- Bibliography -- Index.
The customer problem in the public sector appears when too many processes are in place and staff volumes are too large to adapt to sudden change. As situations evolve and solutions are required, public managers are faced with an overload of information for decision-making, as normal day-to-day policy is overlooked to accommodate management by crisis. Generally, emergency situations call for effective steps to be taken, constrained by short time frames and a dispersed public workforce.Managing teams require structure in their response to an evolving crises, which is generally a difficult position to attain when information and resources are limited. Protocol and response plans are only activated in extreme crises, leaving a gap in response when overload has been reached but is not within the stipulated margins. Recognition at this stage is important if successful outcomes are to be achieved. This book proposes an 8-point model, which it labels the DALI Model, for responding to these situations, to simplify and synthesize decision-making processes.
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