PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF EASTERN SLAVONIA
Interdisciplinary Management Research,
public management, organizational values, public administration, organizational effectiveness.
For decades public administration has been considered a public issue in its own right, or even a causal factor of public issues. It is perceived as an inert and inflexible system that operates in a way that neither its practices nor its effects are transparent. With the aim of enhancing the eff ectiveness of public administration attempts have been made to redefi ne the role of the state and reform public administration and public management in accordance with that new role of the state, which needs to be efficient, proactive and inexpensive. This paper focuses on organizational values as an important tool used by public management in achieving public administration goals. We investigated organizational values in the public administration of Eastern Slavonia, in particular, in the Vukovar-Syrmia County and Osijek-Baranja County. The actual organizational values that were identified and classified into categories constitute the results of our research. The classifi cation of values proposed in this paper can serve as a tool for public managers in improving the effectiveness of public administration of their respective counties.