Monday, June 24, 2013

Features of New Public Administration

The main themes discussed in the Minnowbrook I conference were: relevance, social equity, anti-positivism, dissatisfaction with the state of the discipline and a concern for ethics, motivation, humanistic view of administration and client centered responsive administration. Some of the other features of new public administration according to George Frederickson are as follows:

Features of New Public Administration

1. Change and Responsiveness


The administration should bring about certain internal as well as external changes so that public administration could be made more relevant to the social, economic, political and technological environments. For this to happen, the administration has to be more flexible and adaptable to the various changes.

2. Client Centricity


This means that the effectiveness of the actions of the administrators should be judged not only from the point of view of government but also from that of the "citizens". If the administrative actions did not improve the quality of life of citizens then they are not effective notwithstanding whatsoever rationality and efficiency they may have.

3. Structural Changes in Administration


The new public administration approach calls for small, flexible and less hierarchical structures in administration so that the citizen administration interface could become more flexible and comfortable. The organizational structures should be in tune with the socially relevant conditions.

4. Multi-disciplinary Nature of Public Administration


Knowledge from several disciplines and not just one dominating paradigm build the discipline of public administration. The political, social, economic, management and human relations approaches are needed to ensure the growth of this discipline.

Source : wikipedia


Post a Comment