Framing the concept of organizational vision in a time of shrinking resources
This session will describe how a division, within a local health department, used the vision planning process to determine their reason for being. Vision planning can serve as an effective means for engaging the workforce in a collaborative process that seeks to determine organizational goals, strategies, and targeted actions. It also serves as an opportunity to re-evaluate the culture of an organization, promote cross communication and workforce development.
Division leadership identified and invited staff, representative of the various programs within the division, to participate in the vision planning process. The team worked cohesively to: (1) draft a vision that was reflective of the entire division, (2) plan, develop, and execute a division-wide staff meeting to share the vision and illicit feedback, and (3) evaluate and implement critical next steps in the vision planning process.
The vision planning process successfully engaged the workforce by enabling staff to participate in the process. Short term successes include improved communication within and amongst division programs, and an environment that fosters a culture of trust and respect. These initial outcomes serve as building blocks for the creation of measurable, actionable strategies that will prepare the division to respond to the changing demands of public health.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education
Explain why an organizational vision is essential in responding to changing public health demands and mandates as resources shrink. Describe the core components necessary to design a successful visioning process. Identify how implementing a vision planning process can promote workforce development.
Keyword(s): Organizational Change, Workforce
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ms. Dyke is Assistant Commissioner of Health. In this capacity she is responsible for the management and supervision of the activities of the departmentâs professional nursing and paraprofessional staff and delivery of health care services provided in ambulatory care clinics, home health services, disease control and other specialty areas of public health and public health nursing. Ms. Dyke has over 27 years of progressive management experience and is a 2012 NEPHLI Scholar.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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