Leading and managing local governments requires understanding the performance of a jurisdiction across a range of various criteria.
A key ICMA initiative is to help local governments use performance data for establishing goals and outcomes in budget decisions. It is also useful for setting targets of performance, for comparing to and learning from other jurisdictions, and for communicating service and financial improvements to citizens.
By implementing dashboards and scorecards, critical information is placed at your fingertips without unnecessary detail. With a quick glance, users see the status of key processes, projects or activities and take action. They provide municipalities with a stage on which to articulate goals, priorities, and strategies, and to monitor business activity through performance metrics.
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Scorecards are a well-defined method for monitoring, measuring and managing performance by tracking key performance indicators. Scorecards help you track and analyze financial, operational, constituent, and human resource information across your organization, gaining insight into the drivers that affect performance.
To drive top performance, your measurement methodology should enable participants throughout the organization—from directors to managers and staff—to:
- Visualize agency strategies and goals
- Gain real-time access to key performance indicators (KPIs)
- Increase the speed and quality of decision-making
- Enable collaboration and knowledge-sharing
- Increase productivity and align business processes with agency goals
- Improve agency accountability
Dashboards allow governments to translate data from various systems into visually rich presentations using gauges, maps, charts, and other graphical elements to show multiple results together.
This feature makes it easy to find and respond to critical, time-sensitive events as well as explore issues and trends. Accountability and performance management are of supreme importance to government agencies.
Dashboards can be used to:
- Monitor workloads
- Track progress toward project goals
- Observe financial information and budgets
- Provide faster, more reliable service by sharing real-time data across the organization
Government agencies are under increasing pressure to link performance measurement to strategy, and they must measure performance in ways that both reflect past performance and promote positive future results.
As your organization strives to meet its institutional goals in the face of time constraints and limited resources, you are making crucial decisions for both the short and the long-term.
To learn more about performance management software and solutions, download this complimentary guide:
“Best Practices in Selecting Performance Management Software”.
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Additional Documentation for Performance Management
- Best Practices in Selecting Performance Management Software
- How to Transform Finance into Strategic Advisors with Business Intelligence