DC ELP: Measuring Outcomes in Government

[ut_highlight color=”#1e73be”]Ted Kniker,[/ut_highlight]Principal at Mission Measurement, led a 2-day seminar today for our DC Executive Leadership Program on how to measure impact in government. In his seminar, he helped the students understand how to design and to apply a logic model to their work. There were a few things that really stood out for me.Ted encouraged the leaders in the class to appreciate the value in using an outcomes-based management and leadership framework. He showed them the difference between measuring activities, outputs, outcomes and impact. He also showed them how to create a logic model for their agency.

Ted made a number of statements throughout the two-day seminar that I found intriguing. I thought you might as well.

  • Using an outcomes-based management approach allows leaders to minimize failure and replicate success.
  • Government measures its effectiveness by fragments of outputs. Government should be measuring its effectiveness by outcomes.
  • Management is telling, leadership is asking.
  • An activity is what government does. The outcome is what the customer does.
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