Assignment 1: Write a Memo About Basic Concepts and Theories Related to Public Management – Due
Principles of Organization and Management (6929289940)
Suppose you are a department head for the city government in which you live (or another city, if you wish) and you sit on a committee with other city government department heads (i.e., police chief, utilities director, etc.). The purpose of the committee is to resolve problems and discuss issues related to management and organization. One week, the committee discussed its need to know more about some of the basic concepts and theories related to public management (basically, concepts related to the readings you’ve just completed this week). When your colleagues expressed a concern about their lack of expertise in this area, you volunteered to do some analysis of scholarly material related to this topic to brief your colleagues on themes and theories relevant to this topic. The committee chair asked you to present your findings in a memo form. In order to develop an effective memo, you decide to:
- discuss five key principles related to the basic concepts and theories of public management that you learned from the readings this week; and
- apply them to administration in a local government context.
Write this memo in a way that presents your knowledge of this topic. Address it to the committee chair (Mr. Xing) and your other department head colleagues. Be sure to cite the resources that you used at the end of the memo.
Length: 3-4 pages
References: Include a minimum of four scholarly resources.
Your memo should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Academic Integrity Policy.