Richmond Indiana: Introduction to Strategic Doing May 2013

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Richmond, IN, like other regions, faces difficult challenges bridging a skills gap. This slide deck shows how we introduced Strategic Doing to civic leaders in the region.

In the months after the presentation, the leadership went on to form a highly successful manufacturing partnership. This initiative won a Governor's award for innovation in January 2014.

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Richmond Indiana: Introduction to Strategic Doing May 2013

  1. 1. Richmond, IN Introduction to Strategic Doing CONNECTING PEOPLE, EMPLOYERS AND TRAINING Ed Morrison and Peggy Hosea Regional Economic Development Advisor Purdue Center for Regional Development May 22, 2013
  2. 2. Skills and Workforce an overview 2
  3. 3. The 30,000 foot view We have major imbalances that no single group can fix 3
  4. 4. how do we meet the challenge? old ways of thinking, behaving and doing don t work 4
  5. 5. There s another way The Switch point: We can collaborate to compete 5
  6. 6. What is strategic doing? Key features ‣ strategy process for open, loosely joined networks ‣ based on learning by doing ‣ quickly formed collaborations ‣ asset based -- using what you have ‣ shared, measurable outcomes and a roadmap Regions and communities across the country are experiencing the power of strategic doing"
  7. 7. Strategic Doing an overview 7
  8. 8. Start thinking differently Our civic economy supports our market economy 8
  9. 9. Civic economy = collaboration We need four types of collaborative investment 9
  10. 10. The Result: Connected networks We develop link and leverage strategies 10
  11. 11. Today s focus: Brainpower How do we tighten connections and alignments? 11
  12. 12. Question: What would it look like if richmond had a steady flow of highly skilled people moving into manufacturing? 12
  13. 13. Our theory of change 13
  14. 14. Dominance of hierarchies our grandfather s wealth engine 14
  15. 15. emergence of networks our grandchildren s wealth engine 15
  16. 16. networks change everything from technology to business models Who makes the iPhone? Wizard of Oz made in 1939 by ONE company 16 Spider Man 3 made by 56 companies in a network A network made by Apple
  17. 17. How do we move forward? we need New ways of thinking, behaving and doing 17
  18. 18. Grandfather s strategy know everything, then move 18
  19. 19. grandchildren s strategy link, leverage and align 19
  20. 20. a paradigm shift from analysis paralysis to learning by doing 20
  21. 21. networks are different 21
  22. 22. positive returns the pie gets bigger 22
  23. 23. networks require trust trust takes face time 23
  24. 24. networks generate soreheads don t be slowed by soreheads 24
  25. 25. no tops, no bottoms to networks balance participation with leadership direction 25
  26. 26. leadership=guiding conversation people move in the direction of their conversation 26
  27. 27. we need new civic spaces where will we do our complex thinking and learning? 27
  28. 28. the basics of strategy answering 2 questions 28
  29. 29. the key to network strategy breaking 2 questions into 4 29
  30. 30. strategy is never done quality process creates quality collaborations 30
  31. 31. networks can be managed strategic focus areas, initiatives and metrics 31
  32. 32. set priorities with simple rules look for high payoff, low difficulty 32
  33. 33. Strategic Doing today 33
  34. 34. Question: What would it look like if richmond had a steady flow of highly skilled people moving into manufacturing? 34
  35. 35. More information edmorrison@purdue.edu 35

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