This chapter considers the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework as the overarching aspiration of the Scottish Government which in turns informs and guides public managers across Scotland’s public services. The focus in the chapter is therefore on understanding this system of organisational performance management and the demands of outcome-based performance management on Scotland’s public services and their management. This case study explores the research question on the efficacy of outcome-based organisational performance management in a government context and in particular the ways in which the Scottish Government has implemented its National Performance Framework and its system of communicating performance ‘Scotland Performs’. This case study demonstrates that there are great difficulties in accommodating outcomes in systems of organisational performance management in government but nevertheless governments across the globe are pursuing outcome agendas. Organisational performance management systems in a government context must respond to this change by developing and effectively implementing comprehensive, output and outcome-focused, systems of organisational performance management.
|Title of host publication||Outcome-Based Performance Management in the Public Sector|
|Editors||Elio Borgonovi, Eugenio Anessi-Pessina, Carmine Bianchi|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
|Event||NPS 2017 University of Edinburgh: Markets Metrics and Calculative Practice in Public Services - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2 Nov 2017 → 3 Nov 2017
|Name||System Dynamics for Performance Management|
|Conference||NPS 2017 University of Edinburgh|
|Period||2/11/17 → 3/11/17|
- organisational performance management, outcome-based, performance measurement, Scottish Government, Scotland Performs.
Mackie, R. (2017). The Scottish Government’s system of outcome-based performance management: a case study of the national performance framework and Scotland performs. In E. Borgonovi, E. Anessi-Pessina, & C. Bianchi (Eds.), Outcome-Based Performance Management in the Public Sector (pp. 81-105). (System Dynamics for Performance Management; Vol. 2). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57018-1_5