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The Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in Government Organizations, 5th Edition by Tanya Heikkila, William Eimicke, Steven Cohen

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CHAPTER TWELVE

SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN PUBLIC SERVICE

In this second decade of the twenty-first century, government continues to undergo fundamental change. Public service careers increasingly involve work in government and in private nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Government organizations are becoming leaner, with fewer staff and middle-management positions. Public service in the twenty-first century requires public managers trained in e-government, social network communication, contract management, sustainability management, and management innovation, as well as in all of the traditional functional management tools discussed in the original (1988) edition of this book: budgeting, human resources management, political management, ...

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