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A Management Framework

The management framework below outlines a process leaders can follow to achieve results.  A framework outline can provide leaders with an approach to align their teams, to attack challenges strategically, to organize effort, and to understand strengths and weaknesses better.  Keep in mind that it is just a framework and the difficult work happens daily in its implementation.

PLAN > ALLOCATE > MANAGE > ANALYZE > RESPOND > IMPROVE = RESULTS*

Strategic Planning

1. Planning prep

2. Pinpointing the mission

3. Mapping reality

4. Setting goals

5. Brainstorming actions

6. Writing the action plan

7. Remove threats & maximize opportunities

8. Identify indicators of success

9. Monitor and adjust the plan

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Allocate Resources

1. Reflect the priorities

2. Financial, human & IT resources

3. Consider what "falls below the line" to make room for higher priorities.

4. Set meaningful targets for the performance measures

5. Workforce planning process

 

Manage

1. Set clear expectations

2. Engage employees in better ways of doing their work

3. Manage day-to-day operations

4. Work the plan

5. Performance management

 

 

 

 

 

Analyze

1. Collect data that drives decisions

2. Analyze the data from multiple perspectives

3. Create action oriented reports

4. Customer and employee feedback

 

Respond

1. Make decisions and take action

2. Ask...

A. Are we where we thought we would be?

B. Why or why not?

C. Do we need to change our strategies or recalibrate our targets?

D. What actions need to be taken?

E. What is the story to be told?

 

Improve

1. Take action promptly

2. Use process improvement tools

3. Seek best practices

4. Use technology

5. Adjust plan, targets, or strategies as needed

 

*Source:  Government Management Accountability and Performance WA