Establishes a shared understanding of why an organisation exists, assesses its current effectiveness and identifies the changes that should be made to become more effective.
It’s easy for an organisation to keep doing the same things this year as they did last year and the year before. It worked then, so why shouldn’t it work now? But is the need the same now as it used to be?
What outcomes is the organisation now creating and what value are these to government? What functions are being undertaken and how do these contribute to the outcomes?
This practice can be used to enable:
There are four steps involved in this exercise. An organisation does not need to complete every step to obtain value but may elect to do just the first, or steps 1–3.
As each step builds on the previous one, they must be done sequentially. How far an organisation goes depends on what it is seeking to achieve.
The output of these discussions is an organisation effectiveness documentOrganisation effectivnessA document that articulates why the organisation exists, its current effectiveness and the changes that will be made to improve its effectiveness..