Christopher G. Wye

Chris Wye served as Director of the Center for Improving Government Performance at the National Academy of Public Administration from 1994 until 2003. The Center provides assistance to government agencies on improving management processes using the techniques of performance-based management, including strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation, performance-based budgeting, and strategic management.

Christopher G. Wye

Chris Wye served as Director of the Center for Improving Government Performance at the National Academy of Public Administration from 1994 until 2003. The Center provides assistance to government agencies on improving management processes using the techniques of performance-based management, including strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation, performance-based budgeting, and strategic management.

Performance Management for Political Executives: A 'Start Where You Are, Use What You Have' Guide

Wye describes how political executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. The report links performance-based management to the higher calling of public service and provides a meaningful rationale as to why political executives should care about performance-based management. In the past, political appointees have traditionally focused primarily on the political agenda, without much attention given to management responsibilities.

Performance Management for Career Executives: A 'Start Where You Are, Use What You Have' Guide

This report describes how career executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. It provides a series of antidotes to the cynicism and fatigue frequently felt by career executives in regard to performance management. The report offers specific advice on actions and approaches career executives can take, and urges career executives to use goals and performance measures as critical aspects of their work.

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Chris Wye served as Director of the Center for Improving Government Performance at the National Academy of Public Administration from 1994 until 2003. The Center provides assistance to government agencies on improving management processes using the techniques of performance-based management, including strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation, performance-based budgeting, and strategic management.

Wye also was the Director of the Performance Consortium, an organization of 30 federal agency functions that have come together under the Academy’s leadership to provide a program of peer-to-peer dialogue, forums, workshops, and conferences to support the exchange of helpful practices related to performance- based management.

Prior to his work with the Academy, Wye spent 20 years in the federal government, directing policy analysis, program evaluation, and program monitoring functions. He has written and published widely on practical, low-cost techniques for improving government performance. Wye graduated from Parsons College with a B.A. in 1966, and from Kent State University with an M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1974.

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