Local governments are smarter but are they healthier? Patrick Lencioni defines a healthy organization as one “consistent and complete, that is when its management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together and make sense.” A common misconception is equating a smart organization with a healthy one. Smart organizations are good at the fundamentals like strategy, budgeting, technology, etc. The signs of a healthy organization, however, are what are often considered the soft ones-minimal politics, high morale, low confusion, high productivity, low turnover to name a few. Lencionoi suggests that too often organizations focus on the smart side of the equation and neglect the healthy one. What can we do to build healthier organizations? Join the Alliance for a virtual discussion to determine how local governments are doing this and in turn creating environments that are more likely to lead to innovation.
Every month, your peer ambassadors will take turns sharing their thoughts on Lencioni’s advice and how they are building healthier local governments. Be prepared to share your thoughts and comment as we read the book together through the following months:
January: Discipline #1: Building a Leadership Team
February: Discipline #2: Create Clarity
March: Discipline #3: Overcommunicate Clarity
April: Discipline #3: Reinforce Clarity
May: Virtual Forum with Ambassadors
On May 3, we will hold a virtual forum for everyone participating. Each attendee will share how Lencioni’s disciplines resonate with their organization and how they are adapting the concepts to improve organizational health.
So join us as we begin 2016 looking for ideas and ways we can nurture cities “organization health.”
- August 18 - May 03, 2019
- 01:00 pm 02:00 pm
- Member Price:Not available
- Non-Member:Not available