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Waikato Regional Council

Integrated Catchment Management - Strategic Focus

Acheiving alignment to the Corporate Strategy

Achieving alignment between teams and connecting various department plans with the overall Corporate Strategy can be challenging.  The Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) group at the Waikato Regional Council recognised these challenges and worked with us to get to the heart of what was important to the community. 

We formed a joint working group that was a critical factor in the success of the project, as it was a diverse, highly engaged group who contributed their extensive knowledge and experience to this quick moving project.  From there, the strategic focus of the ICM group was redefined and six central objectives were developed that supported the strategic direction for the corporate strategy.  We know people come to work to do a great job and the foundation for success is providing an environment that will support and motivate people to perform at their best.  This means being clear about the focus, expectations, roles and responsibilities, and the behaviours that will set the ICM group apart, while continuing to find new ways to support people to develop the skills and experiences needed to respond to the increasing challenges faced. 

The result was that the ICM group have clear direction and were confident that their activities supported the outcomes. 

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