Structural Dimension Of Public Management

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In Chapter Five: “Public Management: The Structural Dimension” (pp.137-190) of Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach, Laurence Lynn and Carolyn Hill (2009) have gone deep into the understanding of the structural dimension of public management. The most prominent topics in relation to the focus of the book that have been discussed in this chapter include the section of defining the concept of structure. There is also a topic on evolution of the structural perspective that focuses on the historical orientation of the structural dimension in relation to public management. The third topic in the chapter is all about the prominent constraining structures, which addresses different challenges that face the process of structuring the operational …show more content…
They begin this chapter by defining culture and establishing how it is related to management of public organizations, and then proceeds to the historical perspective of culture in relation to the concept of public management. Another significant topic addressed in the text is determining individual characteristics associated with culture and building on blocks that define culture, as it is related to management of public organizations. The text has offered an authentic combination of structure and culture, and then craft and culture in establishing their values in management of public organizations. Finally, the authors have looked the culture matters, particular in theory and practice; a measure that is used in relation to pay-for-performance in the existing public …show more content…
The same applies to the aspect of looking at culture from a general point of view in the interactions with public management, mainly by looking at the relevant components of culture for management or public organizations at all levels (macro, meso, and micro) of existence. Since culture is a broad umbrella term in its application, there is the need of making sure that it has conceptually been confined and operationalized. As defined, culture is considered as a complex whole that comprises the aspect of art, knowledge, law, belief, morals, any capabilities and habits and customs that have been acquired by a person within the boundaries of a given society or institution. Within the management of public organizations, culture is established on a platform of patterns, explicit and implicit of and for specific behavior that is acquired and transmitted by symbols that constitute the distinctive achievement of human groups, which include their embodiment in

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