22nd Century State Goverment = Strategic Immersion

22nd Century State Goverment = Strategic Immersion

What problem does it solve? Strategic planning does not uniformly occur in state government. Agencies rely on old habits, old ways, and outdated processes to report on performance indicators, track annual goals, meet new priorities, and achieve agency missions. An all of state government strategic planning approach is needed to ensure agencies and their divisions are all aligned and working towards a common vision and set of goals. An all of state government, strategic immersion culture needs to be undertaken. What is your solution and who does it apply to? All cabinet-level, executive branch state departments will be required to implement a uniform strategic planning, strategic management, strategic execution initiative utilizing a singular strategic planning execution platform. Cabinet officials will be required to approve each agency's strategic plan as it will be integrated into and become part of the annual state appropriation process. What is the anticipated impact? Tangible, quantifiable benefits include (1) more effective decision-making (leadership will see how programs and projects interrelate and where resources are being used); (2) increases in productivity (program/project leaders can be held accountable with firm due dates, automated reminders, and program/project status sorting); (3) decreases in reporting time (reduced time is spent sending emails, chasing updates, compiling data, and creating reports); (4) recouping meeting time back on calendars (meet less frequently, and get more done in a shorter amount of time when you do); and (5) a more efficient execution (using purpose-built strategy execution software and expert guidance) will help state agencies perform more efficiently and effectively accomplishing more priorities and organizational goals.


Department of Education is currently doing this work and about to head into year 2 with lots of room to grow. Better IT infrastructure and training time for staff would help us increase capacity but not at sacrificing staff time to execute the content they manage.

Why are you calling it "22nd Century"? There are still 81 good years left in the current century.

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