Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you're on the journey. But you've got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end. – Usher
I've come a long way as a Mom – my children would be so impressed with my use of an actual Usher quote in Management Minute! Seriously, Usher's words are actually quite poignant and useful in the context of this column as we finish our series of articles on the 2016-2018 AMCHP Strategic Plan. With this issue, we share the final one-page 'visuals' of the plan.
At its November Board meeting, the AMCHP board also got its first glance of the operational map. The operational map serves a number of purposes. It helps us set our shorter-term priorities, strategies, and activities to achieve the long-term goals and objectives that the board has defined. The map can enable us to succinctly explain our work to AMCHP staff, business stakeholders, and strategic partners. AMCHP staff, through the operational map, should be able to see themselves in the plan and be able to very much relate to the strategic plan through their day to day work. The operational map also can provide a clear picture of the difference between where we currently are and where we wish to be, demonstrating how we plan to stimulate change in the right direction. Finally, the map introduces accountability for staff and the Board of Directors. Through the identification of measures and metrics for each activity, the organization will be capable of tracking its progress and outcomes regularly, as well as occasionally revisiting and adjusting our course as needed.
To allow for proper time to review and provide feedback, the Board appointed an ad hoc committee to offer any additional comments on the proposed operational map and to strategize how the strategic plan will be formally communicated to the membership during the upcoming AMCHP annual meeting in January. We'll share more about this in a future Management Minute.
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