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Thanks to Envisio, our day-to-day activities are now aligned with council’s strategic priorities and we have the ability to measure and report back on outcomes that highlight our City's shared successes.

Sharon Herbus

Director Of Strategy, City Of Lloydminster

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.

Simplifying the Language of Strategic Planning

If you have participated in more than one strategic planning session, you’ve probably noticed that the language used in strategic planning is varied and confusing. One person’s ‘Goal’ is another’s ‘Priority’. Discussions prevail over whether to call it a ‘Strategy’ or an ‘Objective’ and ‘Mission’ is often confused with ‘Vision’.

5 Most Common Municipal Strategic Priorities

 

Determining strategic priorities is no easy feat. Your strategic priorities must align with and fulfill your city’s unique vision, mission and values. Whether created through community consultation or the result of council collaboration, we see a common thread through many local government top-level planning priorities.

Resident-first Priorities

All Councils and senior city administrators strive to put the needs of the communities they serve above all else. This starts with identifying the strategic priorities that matter most to citizens.