Characteristics of Politics and Administration

 

 

 

 

Characteristics

Politics

 

Administration

Activity

Game/Problem Solving

 

Problem Solving

Players

Representatives

 

Experts

Conversation

“What do you hear?”

·        Passion

·        Dreams

·        Stories

City Manager, Mayor, and Senior Staff

“What do you know?”

·        Data

·        Plans/goals

·        Reports

Pieces

Intangible:

Interests and symbols

 

Tangible:

Information, money, people, equipment

Currency

Power (stories)

 

Knowledge (deeds)

Dynamics

Conflict, compromise, and change

 

Predictability, cooperation, and continuity

John Nalbandian, University of Kansas

www.goodlocalgovernment.org