During my time with MV, I have been privileged to work with some of the most inspirational public sector leaders I know – our clients. I’ve learnt a lot from them. My key lesson is the importance of being bold and visionary, even in times of crisis.
Never has it been more evident than over the past year.
At a time when public services and third sector organisations, often on the front line during the pandemic, could be forgiven for just trying to survive, some leaders we worked with have dared to be different. Instead of thinking how they can deal with the next lockdown, even the next month or year, they decided instead that it’s time to develop an ambitious plan for their organisation for the next decade.
Why did they do it? In the current fast-paced environment, it may seem counterintuitive to set ambitious long-term goals. But if you want your organisation to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis (or any other crisis for that matter), you need to reassess your position and set a vision for where you want your business to be in the future.
Last year, I worked with a local authority helping them to develop their people and place strategy. At a time when the whole nation is experiencing our greatest challenge in a generation, they’re embarking on an ambitious programme of change. The whole executive team knew that they needed to think about the needs of their borough, and how it can recover from this if they are serious in their commitment to becoming a place with equal life chances for everyone.
I believe that planning for your organisation’s future is more important than ever. This may seem daunting, but while there are many challenges ahead, there are also opportunities.
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