Governance writing the rules of the road (Proceedings)


Governance writing the rules of the road (Proceedings)

Aug 01, 2008

Always Obey the Traffic Laws

• Governance: What, Why and When

• The Key to A Strong Beginning

• Models of Governance

• Professional Management

• Examination, Diagnosis and Compliance: Strategic Management

"NEW RULES of the Road"

"Start to Stop Today"

Governance and the Rules of the Road

• Smooth Ride With No Bad Traffic?

• Constant and Consistent Traffic Jams?


Slow Down! Reduce Speed

• Governance: What?


Core characteristics of good governance

1) Participation
All men and women should have a voice in decision-making, either directly or through legitimate intermediate institutions that represent their interests. Such broad participation is built on freedom of association and speech, as well as capacities to participate constructively

2) Rule of law

Legal frameworks should be fair and enforced impartially, particularly the laws on human rights

3) Transparency

Transparency is built on the free flow of information. Processes, institutions and information are directly accessible to those concerned with them, and enough information is provided to understand and monitor them

4) Responsiveness

Institutions and processes try to serve all stakeholders

5) Consensus orientation

Good governance mediates differing interests to reach a broad consensus on what is in the best interest of the group and, where possible, on policies and procedures

6) Equity

All men and women have opportunities to improve or maintain their well-being

7) Effectiveness and efficiency

Processes and institutions produce results that meet needs while making the best use of resources

8) Accountability

Decision- makers in government, the private sector and civil society organizations are accountable to the public, as well as to institutional stakeholders. This accountability differs depending on the organization and whether the decision is internal or external to an organization

9) Strategic vision

Leaders and the public have a broad and long-term perspective on good governance and human development, along with a sense of what is needed for such development.

There is also an understanding of the historical, cultural and social complexities in which that perspective is grounded

Slow Down! Reduce Speed!

Governance: WHY?

• True Value of the Business

• It is a Major Responsibility

• Cycle of Communication

• Civil Order

• Safety Net

Governance: When?

• Key Operating Metrics

o Date of Initial Practice Idea

o Financial Benchmark

o Growth of Employees and Hours of the Day

o Time Value of Money

o Multiple Locations

o Competition or Confusion

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