Select a public figure you are able to research or one whom you know personally. The person should work for a public institution at the local, state, or federal level or at a nonprofit organization.
Reference Article 48: “From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government that Works Better and Cost Less” on page 514 of the textbook. In a 2–3-page paper, elaborate on how your selected public administrator uses any one (or more) of the four key principles to successfully analyze and solve a public problem. Include a short narrative describing your representative’s management style and why this is important when developing problem-solving strategies.
The four key principles, which are listed on page 518 of the textbook, include the components shown below.
- Cutting the red tape
- Putting customers first
- Empowering employees to get results
- Cutting back-to-back to basics: Producing better government for less
Ensure your essay is at least two pages in length but is no longer than four pages in length, is double-spaced, and uses 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. Section headings are also encouraged to help organize your paper.
Your essay must be written using APA format. Be sure to include a title page and a reference page, but please note that these will not count toward meeting the minimum page requirement. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited. Title and reference pages do not count toward meeting the minimum page requirements.
The purpose of this assignment is to gauge your understanding of the content, so focus on writing original content rather than simply regurgitating the textbook or other sources, whether by paraphrasing or using direct quotes. Paraphrasing is acceptable, but try to keep paraphrasing to a minimum. A good rule of thumb is to use 80% of your own work and to paraphrase 20% or less of the work of others. Consider running your assignment through the SafeAssign Originality Checker located in the myCSU Student Portal. Please contact your professor if you have any questions regarding your originality report.