Prioritising, optimising, executing. Budgets remain tight at all levels - nationally, regionally and locally. Practising performance management is a discipline which demands continuous information about performance levels, enabling leaders to prioritise, optimise and execute programmes that produce social value for local communities.
Our services within Performance Management include:
In a North European study of Performance Leadership, we have identified the most decisive factors for success: The leader's passion and determination to drive change and get results are crucial. If you want to create and sustain high performance, you must be able to define a strategy, ensure sense-making to employees and execute it well. We help public leaders develop an environment that fosters a data-driven, reflective and dialogue-based culture, ensuring that organisational goals are clear to all staff and met consistently, efficiently and effectively.
By aligning and adjusting management structures and processes within the organisation, you can ultimately increase effectiveness, goal realisation and organisational performance.
Performance indicators and monitoring only make sense when you respect the practitioners. We take pride in making data vivid and applicable by involving the professionals to create relevant knowledge. For instance, we have helped design sickness benefit structures in the City of Copenhagen, and we advise senior executives in building organisational capacity in the City of Stockholm. Since 2003, we have organised annual study trips to New York City for more than 500 public leaders who have received inspiration from world thought leaders within performance leadership, performance-based budgeting and resource allocation.
The objectives of Performance Leadership are quite clear: leaders need to create an environment that fosters high performance. But exactly how this pathway is ensured is nevertheless quite unclear, and executives are left questioning what practices constitute good and effective leadership.
What constitutes good and effective Performance Leadership in the public sector? What is it that high-performing executives do differently here? What is the « craft » of their leadership? These questions form the basis for this study.
Stockholm is an attractive city that is constantly growing. The influx of residents and the growth of the city presents significant challenges in terms of housing, communication, office space etc. As the city grows, public services are expected to cater for more citizens, as well as raise service and quality levels within a tight budget framework. This imposes demands on the ability of the City of Stockholm to innovate and develop.