Perspective 3: The Strategic Director

Having previously entered local government from the private sector there was a noticeable lack of performance management monitoring.

Having said that, in the private sector much of the performance monitoring is about hitting financial targets with incentives (usually financial rewards) being the catalyst. However this does not apply within the public sector. Managers would assess performance daily, weekly, monthly and annually and adjust business planning accordingly against projections and historical data.

RtPM has developed into something that will enable councillors and management to monitor progress on key targets and to benchmark against key milestones.

Heads of Service are beginning to recognise its value and importance

Tony Leonard, Director of Services, Rother District Council