Promoting good governance in public institutions

Principles of good governance

The city government of Hampton used appreciative inquiry to establish a process of moving the organization forward while concentrating only on positive issues. But there are also important effects in the other direction e. The use of feedback mechanisms is unequivocally crucial to any process, as well as the acknowledgement that organizational processes are humanistic and nonlinear in nature. Accountability and the rule of law require openness and good information so higher levels of administration, external reviewers and the general public can verify performance and compliance to law. Oakland, J. Capital markets depend for example on information openness. Srithika, T. Research into this indicated some benefit overall, but the risk of non-executives having different values undermined the potential performance of the board. While there may not be direct links between democracy and every aspect of good governance, clearly accountability, transparency and participation are reinforced by democracy, and themselves are factors in support of democratic quality.

The goal of appreciative inquiry is to drill down to the best practices of organizations and build on this data in a more positive way. Srithika, T. Accountability requires clarity about who is accountable to whom for what and that civil servants, organisations and politicians are held accountable for their decisions and performance.

Prior academic and practitioner research into this matter shows that each aspect of the change process is deemed related and dependent on both past and future change management aspects in order for the change to be successful. Nevertheless, the primary responsibility for ensuring good public sector corporate governance rests with leaders of public sector organizations.

Furthermore, this nonlinear organizational model include efforts that are collective and individual, therefore it could be argued that most processes in organizations should focus on both interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of individuals.

Sinceappreciative inquiry has been used as a successful alternative method of starting the processes of change in private organizations, and public sector organizations can benefit from the use of this approach when considering changes to their structure as well.

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Salopek, J. Appreciative inquiry is the selected method of research because it fits the positive model, and the 4-D design allows for a more inclusionary change process. The response to changes over which any organization exercises little or no control e. From this literature review we can focus on specific approaches to gathering data through the qualitative method in order to expand the body of knowledge in relation to organizational change management. Reliability, Predictability and the Rule of Law The rule of law refers to the institutional process of setting, interpreting and implementing laws and other regulations. Dissemination of this information through transparency and open information systems can provide specific information that firms and individuals need to have to be able to make good decisions. Laurent, W. Reliability and predictability do not mean that the more specific the regulations are the better. Sharma, R. Anyone can conduct an appreciative inquiry. Additional qualitative and quantitative research of the processes and structures of corporate governance is deemed necessary for a more definitive understanding of how this process works in the public sector. Leaders must be able to inquire about the happenings inside and outside of the organization.

Research into this indicated some benefit overall, but the risk of non-executives having different values undermined the potential performance of the board. Process has emerged to be the accepted way to view the approach to change management.

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Corporate Governance in the Public Sector