The major difference between Government/Municipal Agencies and Corporations is that the former are driven by the mission assurance and the latter by shareholder returns.
Every Government/Municipal Agency exists to provide services. Making sure those services are accessible, high quality, and are responsive to citizens’ needs is the principal aim of all Government/Municipal Agencies. At the same time, such agencies need the financial discipline necessary to operate within their budgets, and if appropriate, have efficient systems and process for revenue collection.
Just as in corporations, the people who work in Government/Municipal Agencies want to feel that the organisation cares about their future. They want to work in agencies that are not only great places to work with highly motivated people around them; they also want to work in agencies that have an inspiring vision and have a culture that is aligned with their values.
Government/Municipal Agencies grow and develop in seven specific stages described in the Seven Levels of Government/Municipal Agency Consciousness. Also see the Seven Levels of Team Conciousness.
Examples of Government/Municipal Agency Values Assessments