Implement Budgeting for Results

Implement Budgeting for Results

Now more than ever, government leaders are pressing to allocate resources to achieve their priorities, not something else. With fewer resources to spread around, having a budget that facilitates the trade-off decisions is essential. 

Are you facing:

  • Deep cuts to the budget?
  • An uncertain revenue picture for the next 2 years?
  • Using a budget that only tells how much money you are spending without knowing what results are being achieved?
  • Trade-off decisions without the information needed to make them?
  • Unable to consistently understand and communicate the impact budget changes will have on your customers?

MR’s customers

MR’s customers have been using Budgeting for Results for over a decade and have long since made it the way they do business. MR’s customer jurisdictions budget over $37 Billion annually tied to results. Budgeting for Results performance budgeting tools and methods are being used in organizations of more than 13,000 employees and some as few as 200 employees. The process is replicable and scalable no matter the size of your organization.

Tie money to results

MR has helped dozens of customer jurisdictions develop and implement budgets that tie a level of customer experience (operational results) to a level of service delivery to a level of funding. Budgeting for Results integrates department Strategic Business Plans into the budget to create a program-structured, performance-based budget that allows leaders to allocate resources to their priorities and make decisions informed by performance information.  

Integration

Budgeting for Results integrates the program structure developed in department Strategic Business Plans into the accounting, performance contracting, employee performance and performance reporting systems.  Performance measures, including results, developed in Strategic Business Plans are integrated directly into the budget so you are able to make trade off budget decisions.

Design meetings

You make decisions about the budget and how the budget process will work are placed on the front end of Budgeting for Results.  Design and decision sessions bring decision makers together to make key decisions and create an Implementation Plan.  This makes for leaders who understand and support the new budget process. MR also provides ongoing operational support to governments as they transition from the traditional line item budget to an approach that is driven by priorities and performance.

To find out more about how MR can help you to Budget For Results, e-mail us at jstephens@managing-results.com or call us at 865-567-5192.

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