The Public Value Tool Kit is a set of materials designed to help educators and practitioners understand, utilize, and share the core concepts of the public value framework.
Public value is a central principle in public management. It is the net “good” that public leaders produce that each of us—and all of us together—enjoy.
Based on Professor Mark Moore’s seminal Creating Public Value, this tool kit is the result of over four decades of dialogue with leaders and thinkers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
The basic ideas contained in here will be familiar to anyone who has ever tried to solve a public problem or untangle a bureaucratic knot. What the tool kit offers public leaders and change agents is a common vocabulary and a logical framework that can help those who do this work become more focused and effectively leverage what experience has already taught them.
The Public Value Tool Kit is for anyone who sees the world with what Moore calls “a restless, value-seeking imagination"—the creative impulse and entrepreneurial spirit that inspires and propels change. This basic drive exists in all sectors, at all levels. This tool kit offers entry points and inspiration for each and every restless imagination.
Overview of Contents
Two short, introductory videos explain the basics of public value theory through a familiar kind of story. Mary, a leader in city government, is being pulled in many directions at once and feels frustrated by politics and slow progress. How can she use her position to make a real difference in her city? What would give her efforts focus and help clear the way for positive change?
These videos cover the definition and purpose of public value theory and introduce its signature framework: the Strategic Triangle. By using the Strategic Triangle, Mary can align the resources, authorization, and operational capacity she needs to create more value for the people of her city.