Getting a Better View

How budget officers can reduce bias and noise in decision making

February 2023

The traditional majority rule system forces people to pick a side and discourages them from investigating potential areas of compromise.

About GFOA's Rethinking Budgeting Initiative

The premise of the Rethinking Budgeting Initiative is that the public finance profession has an opportunity to update local government budgeting practices with new ways of thinking and new technologies to help communities better meet changing needs and circumstances. The Rethinking Budgeting initiative seeks out and shares unconventional but promising methods for local governments to improve how they budget, and how they embrace the defining issues of our time.

Publisher: Chris Morrill

Editor in Chief: Michael J. Mucha

Managing Editor: Marcy Boggs

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