David Osborne and Peter Plastrik Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government Reading, Mass.: Addison Wesley, Pp. David Osborne’s bestseller, “Reinventing Government,” was a landmark book that identified ten In an age of disillusionment with public service, ” Banishing Bureaucracy” offers inspiring stories of David Osborne, Peter Plastrik. Plume. An upbeat but unpersuasive advertisement for solving the problems of government through public management reform. Osborne, coauthor of.

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Osborne, a consultant to local, state and foreign governments, virtually started a national movement with his bestseller, Reinventing Government coauthored with Ted Gaebler.

Expanding on that handbook’s prescriptions for decentralizing authority, benchmarking performance and competitive public-versus-private bidding on government services, he and Plastrik, a Michigan public-sector consultant, have produced an immensely useful manual for transforming unresponsive government bureaucracies-local, state or national-into entrepreneurial systems open to innovation and change. More ambitiously, the authors set forth a heady vision of community empowerment, whereby citizens organize as residents, neighborhood associations, nonprofits and business groups to run schools, housing developments and planning functions.

Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. In this volume, Osborne, coauthor of Reinventing Government Addison-Wesley,and Plastrik, a Michigan political strategist, assess the “reinvention” movement and recommend five strategies to institutionalize the process. Using examples from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, they recommend clarifying organizational purposes, creating consequences for organizational performance, becoming customer-driven, empowering workers and communities, and developing an “entrepreneurial culture.

Like Reinventing Government, this volume will fuel the debate over government reform. Essential for specialists in public administration, government officials, and informed lay readers.? Waugh, Georgia State Univ. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

If you want to help your city save more without cutting service levels, as Indianapolis did; if you need to do more with half the staff, as New Zealand’s state-owned enterprises did; if you want to double the effectiveness of your organization, as the U.

Reinvention is not just another word for reform, nor is it synonymous with downsizing, or privatization, or simply cutting waste and fraud. Obviously, this is complex work that requires careful strategy, and that is just what Banishing Bureaucracy provides. The Core Strategy, to help them create clarity of purpose. The Consequences Strategy, to introduce consequences for their performance. The Customer Strategy, to make them accountable to their customers.


The Control Strategy, to empower organizations and their employers to innovate. The Culture Strategy, to change the habits, hearts, and minds of public employees. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Buy the selected items together This item: Sold by cSawicki23 and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

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The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering by Janet V. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. From Publishers Weekly Osborne, a consultant to local, state and foreign governments, virtually started a national movement with his bestseller, Reinventing Government coauthored with Ted Gaebler.

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Write a customer review. Showing of 11 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I found the book to be a great complement to Reinventing Government. Focusing on the implementation of the principles, the book takes you through five very workable strategies, as well as a strategic framework for each. Full of cases and examples, which I truly appreciate and enjoy, the book shows how bureacuracy-david with public plasteik unions and other stakeholders, approaching the task of reinventing government banushing, and looking at multiple pathways to success are possible.

Changing New Zealand, the UK and the US in many ways, the progress shown in the book, as well as some of the slippage since the events ofmake our government ripe again for a reinvention and banishing of bureaucracy.

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There was a movement to learn and apply the best, most efficient practices of government and study it in a practical way in the 80s and 90s.

David Osborne was among this group. A more analytical public administration in a more statistical banihsing has taken over in academia and done very little to practically change government.

Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government by David Osborne

However, the insights Osborne and his compatriots make still works whenever a new politician, ignorant of the preexisting compilations of best practices, stumbles upon the same idea.

Ted Gaebler is another good one, but Osborne is excellent. The condition of book is really good!

Basically this is a brand new book! It’s a really good shopping experience. In this sequel to his bestseller, Reinventing Government, David Osborne teams with Peter Plastrik to further explore the process of making public and governmental organizations more entrepreneurial by introducing businesslike practices.


The authors focus on five strategies for fundamentally changing the way government works on local, state, regional and national levels, and give plenty of real-life global success stories.

This organizational, economic and political tour de force is wonderfully written, and is never dry, academic or reliant on dense government gabble. In fact, it’s a page-turner. We recommend it to all concerned citizens. If you work in a school or another government institution, and if every Dilbert cartoon is one you want to cut out and post, then read this book. Working in an absurd environment is funny on the surface but it also can be deeply depressing.

This books shows us how we can do something about it. This is a handbook for fighting the good fight for the return of a little sanity in the government workplace. One person found this helpful. Do yourself a favor and buy a case of this book and pass it around your nearest bureaucratic enclave i. Some of it seems like your typical management seminar type material, but it has a great amount of useful information. Although less popular than his earlier “Reinventing Government,” Osborne’s “Banishing Bureaucracy” has much more to offer.

This book tells you how to reinvent government and offers many helpful examples. For leaders who want to actually DO something to improve trust and confidence in government, Banishing is the guidebook for you.

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