7 Benefits of Benchmarking for Local Governments
Everyone benchmarks in one way or another in our personal lives. As an avid golfer, I hold an 8 handicap. On good days, I play to my handicap but on the not-so-good days, I struggle to break 90. Maintaining a golf handicap - benchmarking - helps me understand how I'm performing and what progress I'm making in my game. It also allows me to compete with golfers of differing abilities on a level playing field.
How to Solve Local Government Challenges with a Strategic Plan
Local governments face many challenges on a regular basis, and each of these challenges has the potential to pose a threat to a municipality on their road to progress. With a strategic plan in place, local governments are able to tackle these issues head-on and get on the path to high-performance and provide the best possible service for their citizens.
10 Reasons Strategic Planning Lives Beyond Spreadsheets
If you’re still using spreadsheets to track performance on your strategic plan, you’re not alone. With over 750 million users worldwide, spreadsheets have been the go-to business reporting and analysis software since 1985. While static spreadsheets still have their uses, they fall short on providing a complete reporting and business intelligence solution.