Sample Management Essay on Impact of Administrative Reform on Public Sector Organizations

IMPACT OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ON PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS

Introduction

Impact Assessment may be defined as the process that identifies how the current or proposed actions by an organization may affects its operations and various sectors in the future. In essence, it compares what would happen if the proposed actions were taken to what would happen if they were not taken. Over the last five years, there has been increased initiative to implement administrative reforms in the public sector in Belize. As a result, most organizations have successfully implemented various forms of administrative reforms. This paper discusses the impact of administrative reforms in public sector organizations in Belize.

Impact of Administrative Reform on Public Sector organizations in the Caribbean

Without implementation of administrative reforms, there would be minimal performance of most public sector employees and civil servants in Caribbean countries. However, in Belize, the implementation of administrative reforms has helped improve the performance of civil servants and employees in the public sector organizations over the past one decade. For instance, in 2010, the country implemented public service modernization initiatives, which resulted in building of new 20, 30, and 45 administrative offices in 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively[1]. The new offices have increased the service delivery from 40% in 2010 to 60% in 2012 respectively. The government of Belize also put initiative to increase the number of professional workers in public sector organizations[2]. Through this initiative, the number of professional works in public sector organizations increased from 20,000 in 2010 to 50,400 in 2012.

Poor administration is a common problem of public sector organizations in Caribbean countries[3]. The necessity of good administration is effective development of the economic sector. In 2011, through administrative reforms, the government of Belize initiated mandatory training for all public sector administrative staffs. The mandatory staff training resulted in the improvement of administration of public sector organizations. Through this initiate, about 2,000, 2,435, 3,050, and 3,420 staffs were trained in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively. These trainings have helped the country of Belize to achieve exceptional administration of her public sectors organizations. It has also helped improve the performance and capacity of the public sector organizations staffs.

Lack of quality service delivery is another failure of public sectors organizations in most Caribbean countries such as Bahamas and Barbados. However, over the past 3-5 years, the implementation of administrative reforms has helped the public sectors organizations in Belize improve their service delivery. For instance, in 2014, the government of Belize issued a verdict requiring all public sector organizations to have service charter. In the same year, 80% of public sector organizations in Belize issued public charter that clearly indicated their services, responsibilities, and expectations[4]. The service charter has not only improved service delivery but also enhanced public awareness and participation.

Conclusion

In conclusion, administrative reform is essential in improving service delivering in public sector organizations. The use of administrative reforms has helped publics sector organizations in Belize achieve quality service delivery[5]. Over the past 3-5 years, administrative reforms have helped achieve three major things in Belize’s public sector organizations; quality service delivery, improved governance, and lastly improved performance. Therefore, as a concluding remark, public sector organizations in Caribbean countries should continue with the implementation of administrative reforms.

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[1]Bissessar, Ann Marie. “Challenges facing senior public servants in a plural society.” (Public Personnel Management, 2009)

[2]Garrity, Michele, and Louis A. Picard. Policy reform for sustainable development in the Caribbean (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 1996)

[3]Bissessar, Ann Marie. The crisis of public sector reform in the Caribbean: an analysis through the use of game theory (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008)

[4]Chaudhry, Shahid Amjad, and Gary James Reid. Civil service reform in Latin America and the Caribbean proceedings of a conference (Washington, DC: World Bank, 1994)

[5]Bourn, John. Public sector auditing is it value for money? (Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2007)