Governance Document Jungle
Lately I have been helping a large government organization with their Balanced Scorecard model. It amazed me to see the number of documents they had containing plans and strategies.
The documents were written for communication purposes to various target groups. All documents were structured in different ways, with the main objectives worded and structured differently. Our job was to harmonize various documents and clarify strategy.
I got the inspiration for this cartoon when we sat with all the documents and we pressed on to create harmony. We had to map various documents into a common structure.
I believe that this is not the only organization that has this issue. Probably more managers should go on a “Jungle Safari” and make a clearer expression of their strategy?