Esri publishes Smarter Government Workbook by Martin O'Malley

Esri announced the publication of Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Governing for Results by former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. The book distills the lessons from his previous book, Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information AgeIt presents a concise, interactive, easy to follow, 14-week plan that any government can follow to achieve strategic performance management. The workbook allows readers to devise a framework for:

  • Gather and share timely and accurate information
  • Quickly deploy resources.
  • Build leadership and collaboration.
  • Develop and refine effective strategic objectives and key performance indicators.
  • Evaluate results.

En Smarter GovernmentO'Malley drew on his in-depth experience implementing performance management and measurement (“Stat”) systems at the city and state levels in Baltimore and Maryland. As a result of these policies, the region experienced the largest crime reduction of any major city in US history; reversing a 300-year decline in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and schools ranked first in the United States for five years in a row. 

"We recently lost track of the important role that governors play," O'Malley said. “They have a unified command and they anticipate a fast-moving crisis. These are the leadership skills that save lives when a crisis strikes. "

Now leaders can take these proven solutions and apply them to their own government organizations in less than four months. Smarter Government Workbook It is a practical companion for Smarter Government and to fulfill Stat's promise.   

Smarter Government Workbook: A 14-Week Implementation Guide to Delivering Results It is available in print (ISBN: 9781589486027, 80 pages, $ 19.99) and can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. It is also available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778.

If you are outside the United States, visit esripressorders to see the full order options, or on the Esri website to contact your local dealer. Interested retailers can contact the book dealer Esri Press, Ingram Publisher Services.

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