by Brandon Claycomb
Over the last few posts we’ve examined an easy tool for prioritizing your organization’s goals. Setting priorities defines where you want to go. The next question is how to get there.
Begin by assessing your starting point, which is where your organization currently stands. It’s essential that you be brutally honest. There is a time and place for presenting your institution in the best possible light, but your self-assessment is not it. Examine your priorities and imagine how things would look if every goal they contain or imply were fulfilled. Then ask yourself how far your institution’s status quo is from that condition. Write down some relevant facts and make sure that they justify your conclusion. If they don’t, revise your assessment until it does fit the facts. (more…)