Over the past year, we have been introducing agile strategy skills to the town of Whitestown. One of the fastest growing localities in Indiana, the Whitestown government is exploring new ways to build collaborations more effectively.
We started our engagement in Whitestown with a Strategic Doing training for professional staffs and administrators. Last week, we completed a three-hour training with members of the Town Council.
These new disciplines will take time to take hold. However, we learned during our latest visit how the fire department used agile strategy – – Strategic Doing – – to address a complex challenge of how and where to build a new fire station. As public professionals and elected leaders learn how to do strategy more effectively, they will be able to deliver services to their constituents more quickly and productively.
The Director of the Lab at UNA and co-author of Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership, Ed’s work has focused on developing new models of strategy specifically designed to accelerate complex collaboration in networks and open innovation. He is the original developer of Strategic Doing.