Its been a long time since I posted a new Journal so I thought it was about time to update everyone on what I have been focusing on. 2017 is a trans-formative year for Signature Health, Connections, Family Planning of North East Ohio, and Orca House as we come together to craft one dynamic new agency.
To lead this transformation, I have developed a steering committee of 24 members who will be planning how to bring the four organizations together operationally, culturally, and strategically. Those 24 have broken up into subcommittees to develop plans for various functional areas such as HR, Finance, IT, Clinical Operations, etc. The steering committee will be meeting again in May to review the progress each subcommittee has made.
This linkage work is critical. I have never been a part of a project like this before, but everything I read says that "culture will eat strategy for lunch"... So I am focused on making sure we get this right.
The subcommittee plans will be developed by the end of September and we will bring them together to make one master plan which will be shared widely and often.
I will update everyone on our progress after the Steering Committee meets again in May.