Management

Winter Program Changes Improve Services and Save Money

Like every municipality we are always looking for new ways to improve service and reduce costs. For the 2015/2016 winter season we made some changes to our snow management program with these goals in mind and found some interesting successes.

Survey Results- Why Strategic Initiatives Fail

 

First I want to thank all those who participated in the survey. The following table to a comparison of your responses to a survey that was completed by PMI called "Enabling Organizational Change Through Strategic Initiatives" and as can be expected, there are some similarities and some differences.

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Why Strategic Initiatives Fail

One of, if not the biggest risk of achieving corporate goals is failing to effectively execute strategic initiatives. This if course is assuming your organization has a strategic agenda in the first place...but that is an entirely different topic.

Before we talk about why strategic initiatives fail, I am interested in finding out why you think strategic initiatives fail? So please give me your opinion over the next few weeks based on taking this survey based on the following potential causes of strategic initiative failure:

What to do about Organizational Silos? Try the Virtual Silo

We all know about silos in our organizations. You hear comments about other departments that somehow put them separate from your group or make them different. Some silos are attractive and people scramble to be part of them, and other silos are avoided at all cost.

We are also each a member of a silo although it might not feel like a silo if it is large enough or the culture is sensitive and supportive. So why do we continue to accept silos and what can we do about them?