What is it? Executing plans and processes by actively managing them over time.
What are we aiming for? Navigating political priorities and legacy systems can be challenging, so we use data-driven reviews on an ongoing basis to ensure senior leaders and key partners are engaged in implementation. Regular reviews help us recognize where we are on track and where we need to make adjustments to have impact. We are able to advise senior leaders and managers about how to address performance trends or issues. Our team or organization uses program and performance management tools to ensure consistent, timely delivery across programs and initiatives, within budgetary and legal constraints. There is a transparent governance and decision-making structure which is not overly burdensome, people on the team understand their own roles and responsibilities as well as those of key partners.
Key Questions (Ask yourself “why/why not” or “how” after each):
- In our daily work, do we discuss or think about how to address performance issues?
- Do we manage differently when we see results?
- Do we conduct regular data-driven reviews with senior leaders to discuss how we deliver results? Are reviews used to identify what we should change about our work?
- Do we have clear roles and responsibilities for how we accomplish our mission? Are all of us aware and on the same page about them?