Does Your City Celebrate Accomplishments?
Your strategic plan and KPIs give you a way of tracking progress towards shared goals. But what happens when you start moving the needle? Too often, organizations forget the critical final step: Celebrating Their Wins.
What is Community Visioning and Why Should You Start?
As a municipality, envisioning the future alongside your local community and engaging your residents in the decision-making process—instead of making an educated guess—can lead to more connected, aligned and collaborative communities.
How Your Culture Can Help Create More Effective Strategic Plans
When your culture is loosely defined, siloed or non-existent at all, your foundation to build a strategic plan is shaky at best. We recently hosted Dr. Maria Church, who works with counties and cities to help define and refine their culture, ultimately leading to more effective and aligned organizations. She likens culture to the foundation of a house: “ Your strategic plan is the framework. You can implement a strategic plan without a foundation, but it will be ten times harder and more painful.”