Examine the unique nature and demands of the public management profession and assess the constraints and challenges of working in the public service environment. Find out what trends affect your job as a manager and what issues to watch in the future.
You will learn to:
Compare public and private management; describe characteristics that are common to all public managers' jobs, and identify the issues or conditions that complicate the public manager's job.
Identify the major trends in the changing managerial environment and their effect on the public sector.
Define the roles and skills needed by a public manager in shaping an organization in a rapidly changing environment.